Backyard trawler is a labor of love for couple

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The Virginian-Pilot recently began a new photo series titled “Common Ground” meant to tell a human interest story mainly through photographs.

“This Old Boat” tells the story of Patrick and Anna Hughes, who work quietly on the large steel trawler in the driveway of their Norfolk, Va., home.

The couple began the project 19 years ago and through raising children and working and living their lives, the project has moved slowly.

But it never stopped.

Click here for a look at a couple building a dream that will outlast them.