New Boat Blessed
|From the Anguilla Local News - Site Map.|
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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