Lake Erie is one of America’s great inland waterways, and its varied coastline and historic harbors provide a lifetime’s worth of boating. James Priest, a native of Dunkirk, New York, grew up along Erie’s shores and over the years has grown to know it well in a variety of boats.
If we’re fortunate, most of us at some point in our boating lives come across that “perfect” vessel — one that’s been in the back of our minds all these years. When we see it, we jump at the chance to buy it.
Kurt Reynolds spent 24 years in the Navy, logging thousands of miles underwater as a submariner. It was an exciting life, performing a highly specialized mission in the technological marvel that is the modern sub.
“I probably have more miles under the water than most have on top of the water,” Reynolds says. “Or on land, for that matter.”
The Essex (Conn.) Boat Club consists of a small clubhouse, a launch ramp and picnic tables set along one of the more beautiful stretches of the lower Connecticut River. With a mix of lawn, meadow and overhanging trees lining the banks for shade, it’s an idyllic place in the summer.
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