Roger Moody and his book
Roger Moody and his book
Camden Public Library will host author and Camden resident Roger Allen Moody’s illustrated presentation about his new book, “Of Watercraft Form and Function: A Biography of Naval Architect Geerd N. Hendel,” on Thursday, November 5, at 6 p.m. The free program will be held online via the Zoom platform. To request a link to attend, email

“This is the story of how a young and talented German naval architect came to America during the Great Depression, became a citizen, and went on to design some exceptionally fine yachts and commercial vessels,” writes Maynard Bray, a watercraft preservation expert and technical editor at Wooden Boat magazine.

Geerd Hendel worked at the Camden Shipbuilding and Marine Railway Company during World War II, beginning in 1942, and created his own independent design firm in Camden in 1945. Moody’s book shows the evolution of his work.

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