Dad and Mom sailing on Indian Lake. 1970s.

Dad (James “Gene” Rier) and Mom (Louise Johnson Rier) loved to sail on the Sailfish. When I was small, Dad built a sailboat they both enjoyed on Indian Lake.

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Dad sailing with my brother David in the Bucks Harbor Race, 1981. This is one of my favorite photos of Dad. Now that’s a happy face!

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As kids, my brothers and I spent many hours on the Sailfish, and we continued to sail as adults.

Me sailing on Indian Lake about 2006.

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My son, Jason, sailing on the Sunfish, summer 2018.

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This year, as in other years, the Passamaquoddy Yacht Club taught children ages 10 to 17 the basics of sailing. Wonderful to see!

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Me completing the boat captain course in Rockland, Maine. 2012. Now that’s a happy face!

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3 thoughts on “Dad and Mom sailing on Indian Lake. 1970s.”

  1. Sailing is such wonderful fun! I had a Catalina 22 for a number of years and learned to sail, but just didn’t get out on the water enough, because it was a long drive and hassle to get the boat in and out of the water. Someday, I hope to crew on a seagoing vessel. Nice pictures!

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    1. Sailing IS wonderful fun, listening to/watching the wind, learning how to work with nature. My favorite is sailing on a small lake in a Sunfish and the boat is pulled up to my beach. No driving! Going out on the sea is wonderful too but entails much responsibility and skills. Crewing is fun. I hope you get an opportunity to do so. I’m pleased that you liked my pictures!

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