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GUEST,Phil Downeast Viewpoint by Jud Strunk (15) RE: Downeast Viewpoint by Jud Strunk 05 Jun 15


With Carl's indulgence, "The Paragon Button Company" was the mother-of-pearl and high-top leather shoe-button era of my father's and uncle's day. Before my time. The place was ancient even then. The original power came from a water-wheel! The abandoned drive shaft trench down to the river and the millworks in the rafters were still there in the early '60s when I first saw the place. By then it was "Patrician Plastics" and we used polyester resin (Fiberglas® w/o the "fibers.") More than one Downeaster and Friendship boatwright learned their plastics there.

Last hitch was 1973-74 when Henry Scheel split off from Morgan and then relocated up to Rockland from Largo, FL. My wife worked in the varnish-paint shop of both.

Scariest lift I ever rode on. Listening to Strunk again sure would bring back a lot of memories.

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