Every time he looks at a boat, Classic Boat Shop owner Jean Beaulieu sees not just the vessel, but also its owner and their stories.
"I could write a small chapter about each one in a book full of them," he said.
The Maine shop is refurbishing Smitten, a 1938 Chris-Craft runabout.
"People who own these boats have very important jobs in the city where they don't see the sun, the wind and the water very much. They tell me they want to have my job. They say, 'It's so cool what you do,' and that in itself is compensation. It makes me happy."