Monday, September 24, 2012

Wooden Boat

I came across this wooden skiff tossed among the tall grass on Monhegan last weekend. You've heard about the 'diamond in the rough'. Well, I do believe this might fall into that category. It looks to have suffered a few years of neglect but still seems in pretty good shape overall. And check out the carving of what looks to be an eagle in the bow. I admire the craftsman who can find something that has been thrown by the wayside and abused and bring it back to life, be it a '57 Chevy, an old house, a vintage piece of furniture or an old boat like this. I greatly value too those of us who can look deep into the eyes of the broken, abused and downtrodden of our society and bring them back. Perhaps these special people are truly the greatest of all craftsmen.

20 comments:

  1. tres belle cette vieille barque, elle doit avoir des tonnes d'histoires a nous raconter

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  2. All those who have been neglected abused and downtrodden in life, either objects or souls, need out love, attention and care.
    All those who do this, should have our admiration and support. These times, are hard for all of us, especially here in Greece. There are many people suffering from this crisis, and there are many who help.
    Costas

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  3. It's a beautiful detail of the boat!Great shot!
    Léia

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  4. Sundrenched and weather worn......good angle!

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  5. Nice find. I really like your composition with this shot. Restoring anything (including the human spirit) takes dedication.

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  6. Lovely old boat and beautiful sentiment in today's post!

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  7. This takes me right back to my youth for I spent many happy hours in boats like this on Minnesota lakes. And your comment re the downtrodden is especially important for it seems that they are the very people who are beaten down even more these days.

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  8. Not only is the boat image attractive but your words are so meaningful -- especially to a society that sometimes forgets the downtrodden. -- barbara

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  9. Your photo and words float's my boat. They are such beautiful objects. Is this one for sale?

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  10. What an old beauty. Sad to see it tossed aside.

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  11. You're right about that last part but it's a hard thing to do. It takes someone with a lot of skills and another person with motivation to change.

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  12. what a magical post! thanks


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  13. More great leaps of your mind, from a cast-off boat to cast-off people . . .

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  14. It takes greater patience and love for a "craftsperson" to mend individuals but what a wonderful skill!

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  15. What a wonderful find Birdman, great spotting on you part. I like this image very much, especially when it's enlarged.

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