Meet the sailing vessel Goldeneye! Once restored she will be shared by the families of our fallen heroes & wounded warriors from Maine. Learn more about the Goldeneye Project here >> http://www.goldeneyeproject.com
Goldeneye is a 45 foot long wooden sloop handcrafted in 1981 by Lee’s Boat Shop in Rockland, Maine.
Ãistein “Lee” Lie-Nielsen (the guy who built this sailboat) was originally form Norway and he was also a United States Marine Corps Veteran.
She was donated to the families of our fallen by U.S. Army Veteran Manley Yates. He called her Goldie!
She is an old boat that will need a bit of work before she goes back in the water. She was last in the water a few years ago.
She was designed by Henry A. Scheel and once owned by the Maine Maritime Academy. She came to us with a 65′ carbon fiber mast, aluminum boom, sails, bimini top, marine radio, depth finder and brass bell. All she needs now is some restoration work and she’ll be back in the ocean again!
Read more about Henry Scheel here >> http://library.mysticseaport.org/manuscripts/coll/spcoll023.cfm#head8477...
Goldeneye has found a new home through June 1st 2015! She is being stored at 121 Bishop Street in Portland if you want to drive by and see her. The lot she is sitting in was donated by Seabreeze Property Services.
She was moved by Dayton Industrial Marine & B&B Towing will be moving the 65 foot mast shortly. Moving expenses were fully covered by an anonymous donor.
We’re looking for volunteers to help get her restored and we’ll be bringing her back to life as soon as the snow melts!
Anyone interested in helping the families of our fallen heroes or wounded warriors here in Maine should contact me directly at 207-229-0229 or send me an email with your interest to firstname.lastname@example.org
This is yet another great way for families of our fallen to get together!!
“Put people together on a boat and get them out on the ocean. I guarantee that they will learn more about each other!” — Dean Barron
We encourage you to make a small donation by purchasing a Goldeneye 1st Mate T-shirt! You can get yours here >> www.booster.com/goldeneye
Donations for restoring Goldeneye can also be made through our GoFundMe.com page here >> www.gofundme.com/goldeneye
More photos of Goldeneye can be found on our Facebook page here >> https://www.facebook.com/dean.barron.5/media_set?set=a.817522024956962.1...