Child of the Sea

A walk through a working boatyard is an archeological journey. Entering through the gate you first pass modern yachts and work boats, gleaming or purposeful, all blocked up “on the hard” for seasonal maintenance or repairs. This picnic boat has been tented for painting. That trawler yacht is having her engine replaced. Over against the boat shed a bare aluminum gillnetter is being readied for the coming season. Everywhere people are busy sanding, scraping, painting, or waiting for the travel lift to come pick up their boat in its enormous slings and lower it back into the water.

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