466 — By Capt. Bill Pike
Best Of The Midwest
|The essence of Carver’s 466 Motor Yacht? Luxury, craftsmenship, and heartland attention to detail.|
My first years of commercial seafaring were spent sailing the Great Lakes
on ore carriers. After hitting all sorts of ports for a couple of years,
from the taconite docks of Duluth to the grain wharves of Sept Iles, I
was constrained to conclude that Midwestern cities and towns were alike
in at least one respect: They were invariably jam-packed with highly skilled
people, most possessing a work ethic that would put Puritans to shame.
Whether one of the ships I was working on needed new stanchions welded
in Saginaw or radar repairs in Superior, it seemed there were always plenty
of shoreside folks around who could do the work, do it fast, and do it
This article originally appeared in the January 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.