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Rockwood Man fullfills his Bucket List Dream
Interviewed by Goretti from the Tanner Newspaper in Acton, Ontario
Werner and Colleen Baeumler bought their sailboat in 1994, a Bayfield 36ft Cutter with a 44 HP inboard diesel engine and named her “Queen Colleen II” . Werner explained that some people like to call the new sailboats “beautiful motorboats with auxiliary sails”. When sailing, the motor is a requirement for the frequent times of no wind, or the wind is right on the bow and you have to sail against it . Also neccessary for manoeuvering around small spaces and canals. When cruising, you actually do a lot of motoring.
The Building of “Lakebreeze”
by Linda Jones
When I first met my future husband in 1953, boats were never mentioned except in relation to his job. At that time, he was working on a barge in Lake Ontario just off the mouth of the Port Credit River, taking soil samples for the government. We had been married for five years before boat books started to show up in the living room. We were living in a very small house and both working to raise our young and growing family. Over the next few years, he did a lot of reading and much research and around 1962 he sent away for blueprints for a 30ft steel boat which he started to build in the back yard of his parent’s home.