Yes, the road.

Yes, the road.
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Friday, July 6, 2018

Gamage Shipyard: The Wooden Schoolbus.

From Ken Textor's piece in Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors
"The reinvigoration of the 147-year-old Gamage Shipyard took an unexpected turn a year or so ago, when “The Bus” rolled into the South Bristol marina.
The owner wanted the boatyard to turn a standard all-American school bus into a “land yacht,” and a decidedly non-marine project commenced.
“We were definitely getting a workout,” Gamage general manager Mike Tatro said of the year-long project. “All the systems had to be done from scratch. But we were able to do everything the owner wanted.”
Today, what everyone calls The Bus is a yacht-quality sight to behold, without a trace of the yellow paint and mud-dust graffiti one would have found in its earlier life..."

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