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Boat Building is a Way of Life in Carriacou

Builder Nero McLawrence (left) discusses the project. Photo by Jan Hein

From Carriacou’s main town of Hillsborough, fast moving buses wind their way up and over hills to a tiny hamlet, aptly named Windward. Depending on the collection and delivery of people and lunches, it takes anywhere from ten minutes to …

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Building a Vision for Grenada’s Sailing Youth

The plywood molds in place. Photos by Steve Brett

Don’t wait for your boat to come in: build it yourself! That’s the variation on the old motto adopted by Rene Froehlich of Sailing School Grenada to realize his vision of improving sailing opportunities for young people on the island. …

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Rebel Marine Design and Build Fast Ferry

A relatively undiscovered custom boat-building yard based in Anguilla that has been quietly successful in business for over 30 years might find themselves under the spotlight thanks to one of their newest boat designs. Anguilla’s own Rebel Marine Ltd., whose motto …

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Model Boats Make Bequia Famous

model boats bequia

Bequia boasts a rich maritime heritage founded on boat-building. Construction of seafaring craft as an industry here dates to the 1800s. This second largest of the Grenadine islands soon earned a reputation as the ‘Boat Building Captial of the West …

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Sailors of the Past

Sailors of the Past: The year is 1917 and Hollandia is launched in Anna Bay, Curaçao

Enter the elegant foyer of the new seaside Terramar Museum in downtown Kralendijk, Bonaire and you will be greeted by stunning images from the maritime past—young Bonairean deckhands daringly diving from mast tops, burly dock workers moving heavy cargo at …

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Volunteer at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Docent volunteers: Lloyd Devigne, left, and Frank Garahan, right, apply bottom paint to the Winnie Estelle. During the warmer months, volunteer USCG certified captains and their crew take passengers out on the Miles River for scenic cruises aboard the historic buy boat from the Museum’s waterfront. Photo by Tracey Munson

Years spent living around boats and the water. A love of centuries-old history, and learning new skills. The chance to meet people from throughout the East Coast, the nation and the world. These are just a few reasons why Lloyd …

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