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Eben Shay & Richard Reeves

Eben Shay has been a wood worker since getting a pocket knife as a boy. Reading a book by Skip Snaith how to build a umiak in high school and building an umiak started an addiction to boats. After the Aquila project, Eben moved to San Juan Island founding Alchemy Art Center with his wife Maria Michaelson, restoring a delapitated meditation center from the 80's with boat partner Richard and friends.

Richard Reeves lived on a sailboat that his parents built when he was born. He has been sailing his whole life. In addition has been a bass player in professional bands, built several skin boats, is a successful carpenter and is in saltwater nearly everyday.