Paperback, June 2012Author Bobbi McPeak
Photography Sue and Lisa Genthner
The book chronicles Captain Jim Genthner's compelling journey beginning with his childhood dream to build a beautiful sloop, and the hard work, perseverance, and love of family that enabled him and the Endeavor to become one of the most recognizable sights in Nantucket Harbor.
Quote from the book:
"By age 12, he was one of the lucky ones. He knew what he wanted to do. That is, he knew what he wanted to do with his life. It was all about the water. It was all about the freedom of feeling the wind in his face and the water as his way. It was about sailing and moving and being one with the boat. He just liked boats. He just liked looking at them. He just liked the way they moved. And, they, indeed, moved him."
The 160 page Sailing Nantucket Sound: Captain Jim's Endeavor features over 90 full-color photographs.
"No one has done more to make sure that Nantucket's maritime traditions are alive and well than Jim Genthner. This is the inspiring story of two island institutions: Captain Jim and beloved Friendship sloop Endeavor." - Nathaniel Philbrick