Spring-summer of '08, my kids, Thanos, Anthea, Cyrus and I sailed on the Coaster II, south to learn and participate with other traditional sailing programs. Night and day, fair weather and foul, a little schooner on our beloved lakes Michigan, Huron and Superior. We learned alot.
With all of our permits and licenses in order for 2009 we operated Coaster II as a passenger vessel offering basic day and sunset sails. There was much interest in full day and overnight trips, so back to work. In the winter of '09-2010, Coaster II received new sails from renowned sail builder Nat Wilson of east Boothbay, ME. Also a brand new shipmate stove to go with a complete interior rebuild using solid mahagony, cherry, oak, pine and traditional joinery to bring her closer to her original design and a more comfortable sail for passengers.