The time for taking precautions for a ship's safety is while able to
do so. Nothing is more dangerous than for a seaman to be grudging in
taking precautions lest they turn out to be unnecessary, Safety at Sea
for a thousand years has depended on exactly the opposite philosophy.
- Samuel E. Morrison. History of United States Naval Operations in WWII vol. XIII
I had always wanted to sail in Maine, and when I found out about Wooden Boat School, I thought: This is the opportunity. During the week of June 26, 1994, I took the course, "Crusing on Christmas" with Roger Taylor as the instructor. I would have included a lot of beautiful photos, but it was foggy much of the time. Luckily this provided a great opportunity to learn how to navigate in the fog. I had a great time.
The boat, "Christmas" was exceptually beautiful, and sailed like a dream. I've included a couple of pictures from a brochure about the boat.
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