Preview: A Shipyard Comes Alive at Mystic Seaport, with Walt Ansel

Here’s Off Center Guide Walt Ansel talking about his life at Mystic Seaport.

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    As an owner of an Atkin 33′ wooden schooner, ( that Walt Ansel worked on a few decades back), I am always thankful that Mystic has built or done major overhauls on the Amsted, Charles Morgan and now the Mayflower. Like the submarine base at New London, Mystic has created a very highly skilled workforce that is spread out over a 100 miles. When you need something custom crafted, these people can fill the requirement. And their needs have created a supply chain that is also unique.
    Jim de Reynier, Middletown, CT

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    Matthew Wright says:

    I had the opportunity to take a class with Walt up at Woodenboat School. It was a fantastic experience. Tremendously knowledgeable, enormously patient and deeply in love with the boats both large and small. It was a real gift.

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    Trevor Gunning says:

    Great story…
    Enjoyed listening to the passion in his voice, depicting the challenges, the projects, the wood he has and what is the intention for its use…
    Keep up the good work.
    Trevor Gunning
    Perth, Western Australia

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    Frank Wescovich says:

    This video stirs some greay memories for me. Back in the mid 70s, I was stationed at New London with the USCG. I worked part time for a Marine Electronics company called Electronautical Equipment out of Waterford CT. My boss was a great supporter of Mystic Seaport and was good friends with John Gardner. We used the seaport piers to do a lot of our installations on customer’s boats. I was always sneaking off of our jobs to walk around the seaport, especially the shipyard.