The library is pleased to add Rowdy (link is external)by Christopher Madsen to our collection.  It is the story of a 59-foot Classic Herreshoffs built in 1916 for the New York Yacht Club and purchased for $5,000 in 1998 by the author.  As he was rebuilding her he became fascinated with her original owners.  He spent countless hours reading musty old newspapers which led to more research in libraries, historical offices and town halls.