Thursday, September 10, 2009

Log Canoes - Boats on Steroids

Back in 2009, when I was marginally employed, I got to do a story about some goofy, tippy wooden boats.  It was an awesome experience, despite the risk of soaking my recording gear. These boats, called log canoes can be found on Maryland's Eastern Shore. Racing them is a tradition unique to the Chesapeake Bay. They are are historic boats...on steroids. Their masts are so tall, their sails so large that they have a tendency to tip. My story about them and the interesting bunch of folks who race them every summer aired on Metro Connection on WAMU.