As we consider Boats for difficult times, we need to reassess what we mean by cost and utility. Cost not only in money or even in money at all. If a boat is built outside the money economy many other factors take precedence. Likewise, if we remove the exaggerated cost/benefits provided by fossil fuels – so long as we ignore the so-called externalities – we must measure utility in ways we may not readily recognize.


Harrier is an open expedition boat for camp cruising and daysailing and rowing. She was designed for Ben Fuller, curator at the Penobscot Marine Museum. We worked together very closely on this design. His brief was for a double-ender that would perform very well both under sail and under oars while providing a seaworthy platformContinue reading “Harrier”


Art and Craft both deal with meaning. In Communion we integrate what we’ve found. Sharing our gifts with others. In Art we grapple with questions of meaning. In Craft we grapple with our limitations. In Communion we reach out. Build relationships. Integrate our human community within the greater community of all life. Engaging with CommunityContinue reading “Communion”


Learning is Central:
Sharing our gifts,
Working together,
Teaching and learning in reciprocity.
Entering into shared Inquiry,
Maintaining these practices as a way of life.