BoatTalk 6/14/22

Producers/Hosts: Mike Joyce, Alan Sprague

This episode: Begins with a boatyard report from Jon Johansen. Then an interview with author Eric Jay Dolin about his new book “Rebels at Sea, Privateering in the Revolutionary War. Plus an update on books two and three by the sailing cat Chowder.

-Latest boatyard news and launchings
-Very interesting talk with Eric Jay Dolin about his new book “Rebels at Sea, Privateering in the Revolutionary War”
-Update on books two and three by Chowder the Cat who sailed around the world and experienced many adventures. Far Away Islands of Paradise is book two and Westward Beyond the Horizon is book three. Available online and locally.

About the hosts:

Alan Sprague a.k.a. Flounder of the Soul Show, has been a programmer at WERU since the glaciers receded. For thirty years at community radio he has worked his way from being an unpaid volunteer to being an unpaid volunteer today, and he says he’s worth every cent of it. In 2003 he and Mike Joyce started the monthly call-in show Boattalk which has become a boating related show without piers (pi). Mike and Alan met many years ago while both were working at the Hinckley Company. Alan was the head service carpenter at the Hinckley skunkworks called Bass Harbor Marine or sometimes Kibbee’s Kennels. He worked there for nearly thirty years and saw yachts of stories to tell yawl. As part of Boattalk they organize the annual WERU Boattalk Cruise in late June for a fun pot-luck trip up Somes Sound, America’s former fiord. Quite cunning Mike and Alan are to work a free scenic boat trip with fine food for themselves.

Mike Joyce bio to follow

Jon Johansen bio to follow