Unity, photo courtesy John T. Puckett.

Unity, photo courtesy John T. Puckett.

Block Island Times: When asked how he came to his current project — the restoration of a Block Island Double Ender replica, the Unity — John Puckett gives a slight shrug of the shoulders and provides a very simple answer.

I had gotten caught up wondering when John was introduced to boating, how he became interested in wooden boats, and what led him to become a student at the International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) in Newport. But the truth is, John can’t recall the time before he found his sea legs. In his words, “I had a paintbrush in my hand when I was 7, and I’ve had one ever since.”

Read more about the restoration of a Block Island Double Ender.

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