Copyright Diane Cheney 1990
I was inspired by boat builder Ernie Tarr while creating this cut paper illustration. Ernie lives across the street from where I grew up in Gloucester. The skillfully crafted wooden boats bring a touch of nostalgia to my childhood memories. I didn't realize back then that I was witnessing a piece of history in the making and the end of an era. Today, my parent's neighbor builds smaller versions of his sea worthy vessels. His models can be found in fine craftsmen shops in areas like Rockport, MA.

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