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Building A Boat, And A Friendship In Upstate New York

Bill Smithers has worked in wood for more than 30 years, as a master furniture maker and as the Antique Boat Museum's resident boat builder in the late 1980s and early 1990s. (David Sommerstein)
Bill Smithers has worked in wood for more than 30 years, as a master furniture maker and as the Antique Boat Museum's resident boat builder in the late 1980s and early 1990s. (David Sommerstein)

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, David Sommerstein of North Country Public Radio takes us out on the St. Lawrence River with an angler who wanted a perfect boat rooted in history, and a craftsman who agreed to make it.

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