Robert H. Baker – A Legacy of Small Craft


by Anne W. Baker


Robert H. Baker – A Legacy of Small Craft

The late Bob Baker inspired many of us with his passion for and knowledge of small working boats, and he left a legacy of lovely
drawings. His and his wife Anne’s (aka “Pete”) rescue and refurbishing of the 83-foot derelict motor yacht Kalmia is a good yarn as well-of Bob, Pete, and their young family “living their dream.” Before she, too, died, Pete Baker wrote up her late husband’s story. It’s a great one and includes many drawings and photos.
– Maynard Bray, technical editor of WoodenBoat magazine and a co-founder of Off Center Harbor. com

“Pete” Baker’s warm, witty book tells why Bob was an inspiration and guide for so many of us in the museum small craft restoration field. He set high standards for us with his designs, draftsmanship, and restoration projects. Bob Baker will now get the wider recognition he so richly deserves.
– Peter T. Vermilya, Curator Emeritus of Small Craft, Mystic Seaport Museum