Local Duke scientist Dick Barber, who turns out to be a Huckins afficienado, dropped off a book about the Huckins Company and owner, Frank Pembroke Huckins.
Just a glance through this book tells the reader that Mr. Huckins was a fun-loving, hard-working man
who had a good sense of humor. The Huckins boats are known for having a laminated stem and keel. The Cherokee
is no exception.
Bryan and the crew are brainstorming placements of stove, sink, washer, etc.
Painters are lining up to be interviewed for upcoming work. Yours truly the Fish Doc is pulling
all her strings to get the local fish factory to rent their steam ginny to the Huckins project.
The fish factory uses it when "hairy backs", particularly oily menhaden, are harvested. They said they
might let us use it during the weekend when nobody was fishing. Stay tuned - this will get
interesting. Signing off for now, Barbara "Fish Doctor" Blake