72 years young and still loving the water

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A lifetime’s affection for the water and boating hasn’t waned for Mike McCulley, a member of the Cape Lookout Sail & Power Squadron and commander of District 27 of the U.S. Power Squadron in North Carolina.

McCulley, 72, of Carolina Pines, got his love of boating from his father, Hayes McCulley, who was a Marine pilot. When he was a boy of about 8 and his father was stationed in Hawaii, they would go out fishing and water skiing in the Pacific Ocean.

When McCulley was 15 he joined the Sea Scouts in Alexandria, Va., getting his first introduction into all aspects of boating.

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