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Old 09-28-2019, 05:42 PM   #7
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Interesting piece. I met Anchor a few times when I worked at another yard in Seattle, where I was born and raised, and my dad knew him pretty well.
I apprenticed at Fishing Vessel Owners Marine Ways at Fisherman's Terminal just alongside the Ballard Bridge, worked there for 12 years before moving to LaConner in 1989 when Skagit Bay Boatyard opened.

Wood boat work is a dying trade, though still enough of them around here in the PNW to keep a few guys working fairly steady. The last few years I did it, was spent mostly caulking or 'corking' as most know it. Mindless labor, hard on the joints and ears.
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