On the cover: The 65' (20m) schooner Adirondack, hauled at the Scarano yard in Port Albany, New York, for maintenance. She's one of a nine-vessel fleet the company designed, built, owns, and operates in running day excursions from Manhattan, Key West, Boston, and Newport, Rhode Island, to supplement revenues from boat construction. Story on page 22.Photograph by Robert Mazza.
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