Pete and Priscilla Anselmo designed their Punta Gorda, Fla., dream home to maximize wide water views and the laid-back Florida lifestyle, yet retain the privacy they enjoyed at their previous New England home. From their dock it’s an 8-minute cruise, unobstructed by bridges, to Charlotte Harbor on Florida’s west coast.
For the last year, past and present Soundings staff members have been reminiscing about their times at the magazine. We’ve read of masthead changes, unimaginable developments in the technologies of publishing and enormous innovations in the marine industry over this half-century. But it occurred to us, as we wrap up this golden anniversary celebration, that ours is an emotional and passionate pastime and that certain events have touched us all. We have a shared past.
Bailey Island Club on South Carolina’s Edisto Island drew Quentin and Amy Broom because of the barrier island’s natural beauty, club amenities and quick, unobstructed access to many rivers, creeks and the Atlantic. Their bluff-top two-bedroom, 2-1/2-bath home with a deep-water dock is within 2 miles of St. Helena Sound, delightful for the boating couple.
In 1998, 51-year-old artist and sign painter Brechin Morgan set out from Block Island, R.I., to circumnavigate the globe in his 27-foot Pacific Seacraft cutter, Otter. Almost five years later, he sailed back to his Milford, Conn., home, having completed the voyage after logging 32,000 miles and stopping in 32 countries.
Ollie and Nancy Dixon chose a prime location for their dream home: deep, protected water on the Intracoastal Waterway 10 miles south of North Carolina’s Neuse River and 10 miles north of Beaufort Inlet.
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