Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Things are coming together slowly. There is a focus on Silent Maid but there are distractions, good distractions but none the less... One is a proposal to set up an after school boat building program. We're looking to build traditional boats with area high school kids then setup a boat rental business with the same kids running that business.  Another much bigger one is to build a floating classroom in the shape of a revolutionary war sloop. A class room with muzzle loading cannons, what could be better than that?  I have two career goals. One is to never build a 6 hour canoe, that is safe for the moment. The other is to never show up for work under a tri corner hat or above shoes with large buckles. That one is in some jeopardy.  Aside from these big plans there is the A cat Torch at the other end of the shop clamoring for attention and a whole flotilla of smaller boats, all hungry for attention.
But reinforcements are on the way. Carolyn started on paint and varnish yesterday. Mark will join the crew next week.  Jeff Uddell showed up today to help with electronics, backing up Jeff's efforts on things electrical.  And as always there are volunteers everywhere in the shop making the whole show possible. It is the time of year when a tinge of panic comes with the spring breezes and multiple tasks kick into overdrive. We will focus where we need to, we will accomplish what we must.


  1. What a grand adventure John. Look forward to seeing you all in Brooklin.

    Thanks for letting us look over your shoulder.


  2. The boat you have is a real beauty. If it is the one in the header.