Retired Burin Welder Builds First Wooden Boat at 73

Posted: August 26, 2014  |  By: [CBC News]

A 73-year-old Burin Peninsula man has taken on a big challenge — to build a fishing boat — with no previous experience in wooden boat building.  

Andy Riggs grew up around boats, but now that he's retired from his career as a welder, he decided to build one. 

Riggs designed the plans himself, in his basement.

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