I too lived near Duxbury, MA., and in Fact worked for the Duxbury Maritime School for a bit.
Are you physically in SW Florida? I just moved my 36 Allied Princess Ketch to Ft. Myers and am looking for assistance in exploring the area. actually ths area reminds me a lot of the Mass Southcoast due to the "skilly water".
I was a Duxbury resident from 1967 thru 1969, when I was the Shop Supt. of the Beacon Park Locomotive Shops in Allston. I am also an alma mater of the
Point Allerton Coast Guard Station in Hull, where I was a Search and Rescue Patrol Boat Capt.
Please review my info and if interested , I can send more details to your e-mail.
I say your posting. I am a retired lawyer with an Irwin 52 sailboat. I am planning to go up the Florida coast then to Georgia and probably South Carolina including the barrier islands. I would like to find a mate to come with me.
How does that sound?
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