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Published by The Company in Bristol, R.I .
Written in English



  • Rhode Island,
  • Bristol.


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  • Boatyards -- Rhode Island -- Bristol.,
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Edition Notes

Other titlesYachts by Herreshoff.
StatementR.F. Haffenreffer, president.
ContributionsHaffenreffer, R. F., Herreshoff Manufacturing Company.
LC ClassificationsVM301.H44 H47 1941
The Physical Object
Pagination53 p., [7] leaves of plates :
Number of Pages53
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1950584M
LC Control Number90176329

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