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I am owned by Pauline and Mark Blasky. My hull was built at the Duncan Marine Yard in Taiwan and launched in Dec of 1980. It is a William Garden design based on the Pixie Design and called by Duncan Marine a Freedom 45. They are the fourth owners and have owned me the longest. They have done extensive refitting to me including replacing my entire deck structure and rig. My masts are roughly 10% taller than original and now are made of aluminium as opposed to the original wood ones, which, though pretty, were always problematic. You can read more about me under "MORE ABOUT SARI TIMUR"

April 28, 2016

Grant's Birthplace

A few miles before we got to Ripley, we stumbled on to Pleasant Point, which is just a small community but has the history of being Ulysses S. Grant's birthplace.  It also has a rest area and we needed to pee.  So after the quick stop, we walked around and snapped some photos.  It was quite a pretty spot along the river.  There was a bridge across one of the feeder creeks that was originally built and dedicated to Grant.  So he has more than a picture on the $50 note

The plaques describing the bridge

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