The ninth coat of marine varnish was applied to the 1942 Chris Craft Special Runabout inside Boyd Mefferd’s boat restoration shop in Canton. The mahogany decks gleamed in the north light spilling in through the giant windows and the rich, red wood looked almost three-dimensional. The 17’ classic boat will be done soon, a four-year project for Mefferd and John Carl, the craftsman who works with him. Since the early 1980’s Mefferd and Carl have been rebuilding, restoring and refinishing mahogany Chris Crafts, Gar Woods, Fay and Bowens and other classics and have clients from all over the world.
- Waterbury town employee Scott Monaghan uses a backpack leaf blower to clear snow from this weekends storm off the Wigwam Dam in Thomaston Monday morning. The Litchfield Hills were spared the brunt of this Winter storm as the path mostly affected to shoreline with flooding and high snow fall totals. Photo by JOHN WOIKE | firstname.lastname@example.org
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