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The Mariner’s Book of Days 2011

"The Mariner's Book of Days 2011" ($14.95, Sheridan House, Inc., 2010) by Peter H. Spectre is celebrating its 20th anniversary of bringing boaters their week-by-week dose of nautical fact, fiction and folklore.

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The softcover, spiral-bound 2011 edition features a week of days on the right-hand page and a collection of drawings, musings and facts evoking the rich traditions of the sea on the left-hand page.

Hailed as one of the best, most entertaining desk diary, each annual edition is completely different from the last, making each one a collector's item long after the year is over.

Spectre is former editor of WoodenBoat magazine and the editor of Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors since 1999, and has written "A Mariner's Miscellany" as well as all the previous editions of "Mariner's Book of Days." He lives and writes in Spruce Head, Maine. For information, visit

This article originally appeared in the September 2010 issue.