The word is that the old boatyard which shall not be named, where Laura Lee, Annabel Lee’s sister-ship, has been languishing all these years, has agreed to sell her so long as the buyer has her out by June 15th. The buyer assured the yard he would, either under her own power or towed out by a 50′ commercial fishing boat he has. There have been other offers on her, but he was the first to promise he’d make her disapear. Those were the magic words.
I’m pleased I’ve had a hand in saving the boat, even if indirectly, and I’m looking forward to seeing her floating. I’ll get pictures of her and Annabel Lee side by side before she heads north. This will be the closest these two have been since they left the Hong Kong Shipyard together thirty-one years ago.