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Celebrated boatbuilder hands over the reins

Master boatbuilder Ralph Stanley, the dean of wooden boatbuilders in Maine, is handing over his 57-year-old business to his business partner — his son, Richard — at the age of 80.In all, he built and restored more than 70 boats, particularly his own “Stanley” line of Down East boats.

Click here to read a report and retrospective in The Working Waterfront.