The Book

The Book

“Archipelago New York”, the photographic and literary logbook of a 3000 nautical mile expedition by sailboat into the vast island world surrounding New York City will be published by Schiffer Books in May 2018.

Following Adrian Block, the first European who in 1614 sailed and mapped the magical and mysterious world of the more than 70 islands that shape the Archipelago New York, the book’s 15 chapters unravel the mysteries and secrets of these hidden places in plain sight.

On 144 pages, 60 photographs and 16 double page spreads offer mostly the exceptional viewpoint from the water, rather than looking out onto the water from land. Maps provide an anchor of orientation for the viewers while they immerse themselves in the stories of secret places like Hart Island, New York’s potter field or the haunted lighthouse of the Long Island Sound.

The stories weave together history and current themes like climate change, rising sea levels and the exploitation of the worldwide oceans – all wrapped in the narrative of sailing in quest of a sense of place.

For more information and to pre-order the book visit Schiffer Books.

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