|FYI — May 2004|
|By Brad Dunn|
Word With... Tom Leach
Q: How did you
wind up in this profession?
changed the most since you arrived in Harwich?
Q: So, you see
mostly boaters cruising up and down the coast?
Q: How do you
maintain that cohesiveness?
trying to get Massachusetts to pass a PFD law for kayakers that would
be the first of its kind in the country, after two women got lost in the
fog and drowned last year. How did you come to lead this effort?
It’s long overdue, and I want to do everything I can to change it.
to the Afterlife
In February a pair of amateur treasure hunters were combing for valuables with a metal detector outside Yorkshire, England, when they discovered a Viking boat burial site. Many archaeologists believe the find could be one of the most important ever in Great Britain.
The lucky duo uncovered a stash of ancient silver coins, pieces of swords, and other trinkets that were later dated to the ninth century. Scientists conducted a comprehensive dig and found the remains of a Viking longboat, complete with the original iron “clinch nails.”
Because the treasure contained coins from ancient countries as far-flung as the Middle East, archaeologists believe the discovery could be the burial site of a rich warrior. The Vikings often buried their wealthiest mariners inside their boats with hoards of treasure.
This article originally appeared in the April 2004 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.