|FYI — April 2004|
|By Brad Dunn|
A Word With...
Q: When did you
first start tinkering with boats?
your most memorable project?
it like running a company side-by-side with your wife?
The key is a balance of personalities. Cindy is very direct and focused; I am very laid-back. I think you need both to run a business. Above all else, you have to keep your sense of humor.
Q: When your
work is done, where do you personally like to cruise?
Anchored to the Past
In January Israeli archeologist Gideon Hadas announced his discovery of a Roman-era wooden anchor in the Dead Sea, according to the Associated Press. The six-foot-tall anchor has been preserved over the millennia by the water’s high salt and mineral content.
Though he has no proof of the anchor’s original owner, Hadas would like to believe it was from a royal yacht of King Herod, the biblical leader who ruled Judea at the time of Jesus’ birth. The age of the discovery roughly aligns with the period, and only a few people were powerful enough to command such a ship.
“It is unlikely the ailing king traveled all the way around through the harsh desert by donkey,” Hadas was quoted as saying. “He would probably have gone by boat.”
A team of archeologists hauled the anchor out of the Dead Sea on a special sled and transferred it to nearby Kibbutz Ein Gedi, where they will attempt to pinpoint its age and possible origins.
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This article originally appeared in the March 2004 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.