Monday, May 26, 2008

Stumbling over history

In front of a tiny plain house was a small sign: “Can't accept any boat orders. Winer”. We had wandered by the home of Winer Malone, a descendant of one of the earliest settlers, Wyannie Malone, and a famous builder of traditional Bahamian sailboats. Winer, who is in his 90's, continues to make beautiful wooden boats using only hand tools. He hasn't stopped boat building; he has just decided that he already has enough orders to fill his remaining years.

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