Family boatbuilding business prized by locals


Pat Farley, 62, is among historians resurrecting the wooden-boat building his family began nearly a century ago.

The Farley inboard motor 22-foot slat-hull tarpon boat, constructed for six decades, contributed to the beach town's reputation as a guided fishing destination, said Port Aransas, Texas, historian John Guthrie Ford.

"The Farley boat was a good hook," Ford said. "It enhanced tourism visibility for Port Aransas with a boat specifically built for tarpon fishing."

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