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Kelly Strickland, Broker/Realtor | 910.612.6537 Linda Woods, Broker/Realtor | 910.233.8900 Susan Snider, Broker/Realtor | 910.622.4394 Carey Harris, Broker/Realtor | 910.233.4511 $695,000 $1,985,000 $2,375,000 $2,199,000 502 N Channel Drive $1,799,000 Waterfront $1,350,000 17 B Columbia Street Oceanfront Upper Unit $1,285,000 $2,249,000 Green Tip 20 WBM july 2013 THE Masonboro Skiff LOA: 15.5 feet Beam: 6 foot Draft: 4 inches Materials: Cypress, white oak and sapele or African mahogany 25 horsepower engine Designer: Scott Gifford, Westport, Massachusetts near Fort Fisher, across the Cape Fear to Bald Head Island. “I like to see land,” Olsen says. “It’s not a big boat and you have to pick your days.” In the early 1990s, Olsen studied boat building at CFCC under David Flagler’s direction. Now he operates his own boat repair business, which is how he met Heckner, a retired lobbyist, whose 1964 Great Lakes Lyman sleeper, the Miss Athalia, needed repair. “When I retired I wanted a job where I could wear shorts that had a hole in the leg, maybe four, a T-shirt with a hole, maybe four, and feel oyster shells beneath my feet,” Heckner says. Docked at Bradley Creek Marina, the Miss Athalia’s bow flare and the Masonboro Skiff tied next to her are arti-facts of culture — where geography and economy converge. The shape of their hulls tells the story of the waterway and the craftsmanship tells the story of the boatbuilder and his available materials. “We think it’s important people are still building this way,” Olsen says. “A lot of these techniques are being lost. They’re good and they’re valid. You’ll never see a fiberglass boat appreciate in value like a wooden boat. Not many people ever pass down a fiberglass boat to their grandchildren. It’s handmade, it’s special.” “A classic boat town like Wrightsville Beach should have classic boats running around,” Heckner says. Michelle Clark, ALHS, SFR Accredited Luxury Home Specialist | Broker/Realtor 910.367.9767 | mclark@intracoastalrealty.com 2712 Shandy Lane Privacy Near Wrightsville Beach 415 Beach Road Figure 8 Marsh Front 6320 Guinea Lane Incredible Waterfront w/Dock 2220 Moreland Drive Landfall Lake 112 B S Lumina Avenue Soundfront + Large Slip/Lift $1,575,000 Intracoastal Realty Corporation is licensed in NC 309 Fair Lakes Drive Beautiful Custom Built Home 112 Parmele Boulevard On “Lollipop” w/4 Slips For your July 4th and summer cookouts, use dinnerware that may be composted. Your friends and family will eat a lot of hamburgers and hotdogs during this summer season. Instead of using paper plates, opt for plates, cups and utensils made of organic sugarcane which may be found at most natural-food stores. When it’s time to clean up, toss the dinnerware into the compost pile.


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