Wednesday, June 01, 2005

A San Juan Island Schooner From Scratch

Solo sailors braving the southern latitudes, rounding the Horn, dodging icebergs on a midnight watch – these people are impressive to me. As well blind sailors, altruistic sailors, dedicated voyagers, people who run programs with the goal of using to impact lives. Allow me to add another type to this short list (notice Dennis Conner is not on it)…cancer survivors from Maine who build beautiful wooden sailboats from scratch. The Kennebec Journal has a great story about 65-year-old John Rynne and his San Juan Island schooner, Grace. She was built from mahogany, black walnut and cherry – an accomplishment that represents 60 hours of work per week over two and a half years.

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