Nathaniel S. Wilson, Sailmaker
I recently dropped by Nathaniel S. Wilson, Sailmaker, in East Boothbay and captured some great shots of the sail loft. Nat Wilson opened his shop in 1975, hand-cutting sails on the floor of his shop and using industrial sewing machines and hand tools for his craft. Trade Wind, a 1938 Alden Motor-Sailer recently restored and launched by Rockport Marine, features gorgeous hand-crafted Nat Wilson sails. I'll be heading back to the loft again this summer to shoot more in this stunning setting.