Mar. 24th, 2009

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My father's obit in the local rag.

Some of the writing leaves me a little ... meh. "The Boston Fire Boat" was a fire boat built for the Boston Fire Department; I'm fairly sure it wasn't the one and only. He also spent a good bit of time driving tractor trailers and a short stint as a prison guard.

The Sea Tomato was a cool boat, though. It was built for Ned Gillette, an adventurer, who took three other like minded crazy people and rowed 1100km from Cape Horn to Antarctica in 14 days in the Spring of 1998. He built it on the basement of our home and I remember helping out and playing around on it. He'd wanted to call it the Hunky Dory. The whole trip was showcased in National Geographic though you won't find mention of my father's name; I'm not sure why he didn't want the publicity (notoriety?).

Anyway... back in Maine. It's cold and *really* windy today and it's making the crappy DSL line even crappier (hey 63% packet loss!). Lots and lots of people keep dropping by and most of them bring food. I'm going to gain 15 pounds this week...

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