Sea History 173 Featured Article: “If Boat is Going Down”—Bikes, Boats, and Robert Pirsig, by Paul F. Johnston
Best-selling author of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Bob Pirsig spent a good portion of his adult life intimately involved with boats—from building to living aboard them, to cruising and, of course, maintaining them. His widow recently donated a collection of personal items to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. Museum curator Paul Johnston shares with us the details of Pirsig’s love of nautical life and takes us on a journey through Pirsig’s experience in the boating world. In addition to providing the captivating photos featured in his article, Paul shared several additional photos from his collection that we didn’t have room for on the printed pages of Sea History and that have never been published before.
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