November 14, 2016 in Uncategorized
Many thanks to David Hughes, a Canadian citizen, who kindly responded to our suggestion of a wooden boat ride for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and President Elect Donald Trump.
We hoped that such a relaxing outing would help heal the wounds of a divisive American election campaign.
Should Hillary and Donald accept the invitation, they would be welcomed aboard Mr. Hughes’ rare Martinique cruiser. As David notes, “They could ride in the open cockpit while we traversed the Detroit River, view the Windsor/Detroit skyline – reminisce…tell tale tales…and laugh, and laugh, and laugh!”
Notes, additional photos and a video on this beautiful boat are featured below.. Many thanks to Mr. Hughes for sharing and to Andy Breschuk for the photographs.
Mainstay is one of 2 true Matthews Martinique “Express” stock cruisers in existence…she still has her original twin Chrysler marine 331 Hemi engines and Onan generator motor. She is a work in progress (much work was done on the frame(s) and rudders this season). Hopefully all needed work will be completed in about 5 years time when I retire and can then enjoy her cruising on the Great Lakes.