PATRIARCH OF MAINE SHIPBUILDING: THE LIFE AND SHIPS OF GARDINER G. DEERING By Kenneth R. Martin
Gardiner G. Deering (1833-1921) "Patriarch of Maine Shipbuilding" was driven to succeed, he started at the bottom of the trade and worked himself to the top, building ninety-nine vessels over his long life, dozens of which he personally managed. As this spirited, absorbing study reveals, Deering prospered in the face of ferocious competition and economic gyrations. Through thick and thin, he seemed to enjoy himself immensely. Hardcover.