Apart from those in know, architect/ designer Gary Underwood flies under the radar. But over the last 40 years he’s designed many fascinating and innovative boats, often for those on limited budgets. Here’s the story of a man who loves his boats.
One of Whanganui’s tourism jewels, the Waimarie carries thousands of visitors along the city’s river for an unforgettable cruise every summer. She’s the country’s only operational coal-fired paddle-steamer, but more remarkably, she’s alive after lying in a watery grave for 40 years.
I love old wooden buildings and Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA has thousands of them, often adorned by a brass plaque denoting the house’s date of build, original owner and his occupation; eg: Built for Joseph Lemmon, physician 1742.