Man Seeks Permit for Boat Tour Business on Merrimack

Man Seeks Permit for Boat Tour Business on Merrimack

Newburyport News: Bill Taplin spent more than 3 decades as a school teacher, and now he is seeking to continue process of education — in a boat. The veteran pilot appeared before the Waterfront Trust recently seeking support for an upriver boat tour business.

He recently purchased a 26’ former Coast Guard vessel he named Coastie that he wants to use to take visitors on trips  to talk about the histories of communities the craft churns past: Newburyport, Amesbury, Merrimac, Haverhill.

Read more about Bill Taplin and his plans to start an educational boat tour business on the Merrimack River.