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A boat builder, writer, and researcher, Douglas Brooks specializes in the construction of traditional wooden boats for museums and private clients. He studied with six boatbuilders from across Japan between 1996-2015, and is currently working with the Henry Sheldon Museum of History on a comprehensive survey of historic boats and boatbuilding in the Lake Champlain Basin.
He teaches classes in boatbuilding and regularly publishes articles on his research, and is the author of Japanese Wooden Boatbuilding, the first comprehensive survey of the craft. More information about his work can be found at his website. Brooks is a graduate of Trinity College and Middlebury College Language School.