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New Boat Blessed

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[Click for larger view] The Adventure Star was presented at a ceremony on Sunday July 6th. Wim Haagedoorn, one of the investors, had to drag forward the shy builder Glen Richardson so that he could be honoured (picture). The 24 year-old boat builder from Island Harbour took about 8 months to create the new boat with the assistance of his mechanic Try. Glen also built the Wasp, a very successful Anguilla racing sailboat.

As at the launch of most new Anguillian business ventures, a preacher was present to give the benediction and bless the new boat. The Reverend John Gumbs did the blessing and his daughter, the lawyer Josephine Gumbs, read a passage from the Psalms about "men who go down to the sea in boats". (Picture) As is also traditional at such affairs, the crowd was then invited to partake of a bounteous supply of BBQ chicken and ribs with rice and peas.  Revised: August 25, 1997

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