Entry for November 20, 2006
Down here they say "there's a right way, a wrong way and the Hobucken way" and even though this is down in Lowland, it's definitely a good example of the Hobucken way. Undaunted by the lack of a railway, the skipper of this vessel (an old navy utility boat), has lifted the stern with a log loader secured to the deck of a 50' barge, so he can reweld a new keel shoe that protects and supports the wheel and rudder. The resourcefulness of folks down here is truly remarkable and likely the result of spending so many years with nothing to work with but what was at hand. "Making do" is an art form that is quickly being lost in an increasingly disposable world, but fortunately is still thriving on Goose Creek island.