|American boat designer and author. (Son of Edson B. Schock)|
The 'Edson B. Schock and Edson I. Schock Collection' is available at the Mystic Seaport Museum, G. W. Blunt White Library.
From the museum bio:
Edson Irwin Schock (1897-1988) graduated from MIT's naval architecture program in 1918 and eventually became a professor in the engineering department at the University of Rhode Island. He was particularly interested in efficient construction techniques, and he produced many designs for small, easy-to-build plywood boats. In 1952, he published his book, "How to Build Small Boats." After his retirement, he joined the staff at Mystic Seaport and drew plans for many of the Museum's historic watercraft.