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Charlotte: A Wooden Boat Story

Charlotte: A Wooden Boat Story
1:36:00 | 2011

Categories: Action, Science and Environment

CHARLOTTE is a film about an extraordinary boatyard, the Gannon & Benjamin Marine Railway, located on the island of Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. Ross Gannon and Nat Benjamin established the boatyard in 1980 with the purpose of designing, building, and maintaining traditionally built wooden boats, and in the process they transformed Vineyard Haven harbor into a mecca for wooden boat owners and enthusiasts.

After a long career of designing and constructing boats for others, Nat embarks on building a 50 foot gaff rigged schooner for use by his family and friends - her name is Charlotte. Through close observation of the everyday activities of the boatyard, the film emerges as a meditation on tradition, craftsmanship, family, community, our relationship to nature, and the love of the sea.

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f********r
December 21, 2015
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August 10, 2015
It has its charms or, shall I say, it has charms which belong to another movie; Note by Note. This is a tragically obvious plagiarism of the documentary about making Steinway pianos.

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c********m
May 26, 2015
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Excellent film showing the timeless beauty and perfection of wooden yachts

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