I took my wife to lunch in Charleston yesterday. We were walking through the downtown market place and came apon a place called "The Fishin' Duck". It's a store owned and operated by a former Sealand employee. They had a 3' model of a topsail schooner. It wasn't overly detailed, but looked a lot like our beloved ship. Topsail fore, gaff rigged main. The only difference I noted was a gaff main. It had a mid house much the style of Tabor Boy and a dark blue hull. If I didn't already have a sloop… Continue
After four ships you would think that Halter would have figured it out but we are still having propulsion issues. The weather up here in Virginia is beautiful too. Man I love this time of the year. We just had our annual fair last weekend and had great weather for it. I hope the next tour goes well and put up a post on the site about it.
I got the T-shirt that your wife sent. Thank you so much, it really came out great! I'm out on sea trials this week and will get some pictures of me modeling it. Hope that doesn't scare too many customers away.
I don't know if you remember me but I was XO in '79. Are you still sailing? I'm with NOAA now and working on new construction with half of my time spent at VT Halter Marine in Pascagoula, MS and the other half at NOAA head quarters in Silver Spring, MD.
Best regards and happy holidays,
What have you been up to? Haven't seen or heard a thing about you since our time together on the LYKES LIBERATOR.
I'm still hanging on there, now aboard the ST.LOUIS EXPRESS. Drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org