I have not been posting images with great frequency this month. I apologize for my absence. I wish I could say it is due to us being on vacation or being too busy with work for clients. The real reason probably has to do with the time of year and my memories of the trauma that cycle through every year at this time.
The good news is that I landed a fascinating assignment... photographing the restoration process of the When and If. In the words of the fine woodworker/ship builder, Captain Dennis Montgomery:
The When and If was designed and built for then Col. George Patton later the General. This is the latest project to come to Cayuga Wooden Boatworks Inc. for restoration work. We will do some work this year and some next year. We will be posting more photos on the progress as we continue to work on her this season and next so friends spread the word about this and the other interesting and historic projects at CWBW.
Aurora and I met with Dennis this past Monday, on a perfect Fall day. For three hours, we milled about, trying to figure out what angles would be best to capture this sailboat as it left the waters of Cayuga Lake to begin its restoration process. In the end, it was out of the water so quickly! From there it was driven, suspended from huge straps, to its resting place where the real work will take place.
Check out Capt. Dennis Montgomery's Facebook page for the Cayuga Wooden Boatworks, and follow along as I keep posting updates about this whole restoration process over the next few months.