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A Little History...about this 72 year old USN Lifeboat...

We like History - History, Local History, and Local History About Boats, and about One Boat in particular... Here is one article written seven years ago in the Manchester Cricket... " In 1953, Burrage Woodberry, an employee at Manchester Marine boat yard purchased a 26 foot double-ended open whale boat which had been built in 1942 as a utility craft for the U.S. Navy. During World War II, she was shipped overseas as part of America's Lend Lease Program, and saw service with the British navy. When Woodberry stumbled upon the WWII survivor he immediately saw its potential as a family boat. For the next three years he rebuilt the sturdy little craft, adding a cabin and installing a galley, st

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