The Portrait of an American Queen
Puritan The Portrait of an American Queen, was a story desperate to be immortalised in print. The history that has been synthesised in this book has been collated over decades, through the collaboration of many people who know the vessel personally. From sailors who walked her decks, to the craftsmen who formed them and the owners that maintained her, all have put their memories into this book. Over the course of two years, the team at TCYE researched, collected and wrote this history, which is now one of the most thoroughly researched and beautifully presented books on the history of a vessel ever to be conceived.
Following the yacht from the very beginnings, it lays out the foundation which set the wheels in motion for her construction, right through to her successes today. She is without a doubt, one of the most significant of the American schooners, a yacht which epitomises the golden age of yachting, earning her stripes in the Second World War, surviving through strife and disaster and is now as beautiful as she was the day she left the shipyard in 1931. This book tells the tale not only of a yacht, but of the lives of the people who sailed her and of the way that she has impacted their lives in turn.