All good things come to an end. Our sailboat Aldebaran has been in the family for almost 40 years. In fact my first date with my wife, Robbie, was on the boat almost that long ago. But it’s a lot of work to sail and I’m less willing to crawl around in the bilge to fix things. We wanted to sell it while most things were still working on it—a major breakdown would make it very hard to sell. We found a buyer in David Howe, the most avid boater I ever met. He plans to live aboard it in southern Maryland pursuing an interest in underwater archaeology. Shown here is our last sail down the bay to deliver it to his home marina.
Last sail aboard the Aldebaran