Preview: Rescuing the 83-foot Motor Yacht KALMIA; An Excerpt by Anne (Pete) Baker

January 8, 2014

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motor yacht KALMIA in 1938

Introduction by Maynard Bray, Co-Founder of OCH

If you love small boats, surely you’ve heard about the late Robert H. Baker who loved them too, having designed, built, and restored a great number of them. But, between 1962 and 1968, he and his partner Anne enjoyed a remarkable affair with the grand old 83-foot motor yacht KLMIA. The following is excerpted from Anne Baker’s yet-to-be-published book Robert H. Baker – A Legend in Small Craft which the Baker’s daughter Sarah graciously offered to us, along with the remaining parts of the KALMIA story, feeling that OCH members would enjoy the yarn and be inspired by it as well. It’s a perfect example of what passion, elbow grease, good taste, and a bit of derring-do can achieve. We’ll keep posting, a piece at a time, until you get the entire story.

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