Brief Bibliography of Journalism

“Remembering the Schooner Nina, Part 1, Her Early Years," WoodenBoat, March-April, 2014

“A Journalist’s Meditation,” Caribbean Compass, March 2012. A review of Hemingway’s Boat by Paul Hendrickson. 

“Island Story,” Caribbean Compass, September 2008. A review of the Condition, a novel by Jennifer Haigh.

“A Short History of Bequia’s Original Model Boat Shop,” Caribbean Compass, April 2006.

“Bibliography of Yachting Books in the Lesser Antilles,” Caribbean Compass, Part I December 1999; Part II January 2000. This annotated narrative is available at  

“Tom Johnston’s Scrimsculpture," Caribbean Compass, September 1999. Famous for his houses in Moonhole, Bequia, the former American advertising executive turned to finding the whale in the whale’s bones. 

“Film helped him put Albatross behind him,” Soundings, August 1998. The story of Christopher Sheldon and the schooner that the film White Squall is based on. 

“On Chapbooks,” Poets & Writers, November-December 1998. An historical and technical look at literary pamphlets, with examples drawn from the author’s own collection.

“Collector’s Chance: Reflections on a Collection of Signed, Modern, First-Edition Nautical Books,” Nautical World, December 1998. Included here, often with personal correspondence, are works by Carleton Mitchel, Bill Robinson, Robert Fitzgerald, John McPhee, Irving Johnston, Hammond Innes, John Hersey, Patrick O’Brian, Joeseph Garland, John Caldwell, Tony Gibbs, Donald M. Streeet Jr., Jonathan Raban, John Rousmaniere, Waldo Howland, and Peter Mattheissen, among many others. 

“In the Way of Adventure: John Caldwell and Palm Island.” Frontispiece by Neil Selkirk. Charts, black and white illustrations and half-tones, 36 pages, in wrappers. Quincy, Massachusetts: Offshore Press, 1989. Profile of the author of Desperate Voyage, who became a charterboat skipper known as “Johnny Coconut” and developed the Grenadines resort. Portions appeared in The Boston GlobeCruising World, and Caribbean Compass. 

“At Sea, the Skipper Is in Charge,” Boston Globe, 30 January 1985, Op-Ed. Concerning the liability of NOAA for its weather forecasts and the responsibilities of a skipper considering them. 

“Creak and Groan and Go!” Yachting, September 1983. Racing a wooden schooner on the classic yacht regatta circuit in New England and New York. 

“Spontaneity and the Singlehander,” The Spray, January-June 1981. Interview with the late German architect Klaus Alvermann after sailing his engineless, Bequia-built cutter, Plumbelly, around the world, 1969–1976. A short version appeared in Yachting, March 1979. 

“You Learn A Lot Sailing on a Packet,” Boston Sunday Globe, 23 April 1978. On board the MV Seimstrand, a Baltic steamer with a second life, running south with cargo and passengers from Kingstown, St. Vincent, through the Grenadines, to St. George’s, Grenada.

“Built by Hand and Eye: The Making of Bequia Sweet,” Sail, February 1978. A traditional 13 sprits’il rigged wooden Bequia two-bow built by Bertram Wallace for the author.  

“Life Aboard an Offshore Lobster Boat in the Time of Gerald Ford,” Harvard Magazine, October 1976. This was the first published account of the offshore lobster fishery. 

“The Things We Sail For,” Yachting, January 1974. An account of a cruise in the 41’ yawl Quaker Lady out of East Greenwich, RI, out to Nantucket and back via the Elizabeth Islands. 

“The Largest Poetry Reading in America,” The Harvard Crimson, Part 1 28 February 1972, Part II 29 February 1972. A report from Madison Square Garden where the Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko was joined by Americans James Dickey, Richard Wilbur, Stanley Kunitz, and others. 

"That Others May Live,” Army Digest, February 1970. An overview of the Coast Guard in peace and war times. 

“The Soldier Poet and His Poetry,” Army Digest, December 1969. A study that focused on the poetry from the First World War.  

© Richard Dey 2013