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Man building wood boat in his backyard

Taking shape in one Columbia, S.C., man's backyard is a 41-foot schooner he's building by hand, and one day he says it'll give him the feeling of freedom like nothing else can. Call it a beautiful inspiration, but Patrick Leonard is creating his own masterpiece.

Leonard's daydream out in the ocean as he sailed the Bahamas years ago is now sitting in his backyard.

"My brother wants to buy a bigger boat, but I have this yearning to build one. Better to do it than worry about whether people think you can do it," said Leonard.

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