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Makin' It: Sam Temple, Wooden Boat Builder in Maine

"A boat built with local wood that stays in local waters will last a long time."


Sam Temple comes from a long line of traditional wood-hulled boat builders. These days he continues the family tradition in Rockport, Maine, not far from where his grandfather learned. Sam's passion for boat-building and boats generally is so charming, we're almost tempted to go out and built a boat ourselves.

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