CBC’s Land & Sea – One Last Schooner

At the age of 79, Newfoundland master wooden boat builder Henry Vokey decided to build one last schooner. He finished her and she was launched this summer, a few months after his 82nd birthday. CBC’s Land & Sea has produced a wonderful twenty minute feature on Henry Vokey and the Leah Caroline, the two masted 44 foot long schooner that will be his legacy.

One Last Schooner

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5 Responses to CBC’s Land & Sea – One Last Schooner

  1. H3LlIoN says:

    Very sweet blog, and this is a cool story. Thanks for sharing.

    - CC

  2. Buck says:

    Gorgeous and glorious! Thanks for sharing this.

  3. Michael says:

    Yup, lovely story and lovely boat, except…

    …Henry’s last name is [i]Vokey[/i], not [i]Voke[/i].

    His home area is pretty spectacular – if you ever have a chance to visit east-coast Newfoundland, don’t turn it down. Gorgeaous, unspoilt scenery and the nices people you will ever meet.

  4. Rick Spilman says:

    Thanks. Fixed the typo.

  5. An inspirational story. Don’t know about the daughter having a tear in her eye, we did too.

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