This morning found me in the mood for a classic Jersey Shore Boat and an old book. Nothing fills the bill as well as Dr. Guthorn's "The Sea Bright Skiff". A more compelling history of a classic craft and its evolution cannot be found. I have found this book to be a portal to warm sand and a crisp breeze.
Here is a positive review of the writing and craft via TraditionalSmallCraft.com
An essential companion to the book is a true film on the subject, "The Sea Bright Skiff: Working on the Jersey Shore".