He was a master craftsman; building skipjacks, world champion hydroplanes, models for the Smithsonian Institute and also the Maryland Historical Society. One of his greatest pleasures was mentoring many volunteers to build the "Nathan of Dorchester", the last skipjack built to honor the heritage of the Eastern Shore of Maryland. So, it came full circle; getting ideas for building furniture at Nathans, to being a part of building the “Nathan of Dorchester”.
My Dad was blessed by Mom, and many friends who would spend time with him in the shop. With the help of friends and Mom, writing down his measurements and calculations, he was able to continue his woodworking projects up into his 80's. He was truly a remarkable man with a God given talent that was taken by this terrible disease. He got great joy just looking for ways to improve on whatever he was building. But most of all, he was a wonderful husband, father and Pop Pop; always taking the time to fix or build anything we asked for.
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