My 1954 Edwin Monk designed, Popular Mechanics,15 foot Knockabout, in the water again after extensive restoration, her name Cap'n Ellery after Artist, author, fisherman, and my hero Ellery Thompson 1899-1986. Cap'n Ellery took 2nd place in the Washington lake Regatta in NH this weekend.
"There once was a group of retirees, Sitting around in old dungarees, What were the old fogies to do? Why, build three wood-strip canoes, So they all simply rolled up their sleeves. The plans were surely ancient enough, '56 Popular Mechanics stuff..." so begins the limerick sent by Marsha Napier with the news that she and Kris Ellingson, along with three neighbors (Mark Foster and Sandy and John Hansen), built three canoes from October 1, 2008 to March 1, 2009 in John's shop.