A friend just shared a photo with us that sent us down memory lane, although truthfully it wasn’t that long ago. Leland and Cecily, along with the help of many volunteers, completed the restoration of the beautiful wooden passenger ferry Irene. Originally built in 1925, the Irene had fallen into disrepair, and was rescued by the effort and boat building skills of Leland and his crew of merry mates. She is now part of maritime history as the oldest wooden boat recently certified to carry passengers. The photo is of Eric Mitchell, Senior Warrant Officer, Coast Guard Inspector for Sector San Francisco, handing the certification to Leland in 2011. Happy Days!
Thanks for the photo, Eric!