The log canoe races


Marie and I, along with a few other friends, sailed over to St. Michael’s on the eastern shore of Maryland to witness the log canoe races held once a year. It was thrilling to watch! We had never seen anything like it. 142f3274-1

The photographer who took this great  picture, John Pavoncello, gave me permission twice to use it, once in my book, which is in black and white, and again here in color. You can read all about this on page thirteen in my book.

You did a terrific job, John, and I want to thank you for letting me use it again.


George and his wife, Marie, sailed professionally, chartering boats in the Bahamas, then in the Virgin Islands. They then leased an uninhabited island, Little Thatch, in the British Virgin Islands, and turned it into a small hotel. After six years, they left the island and bought a lovely beachfront property on Jost Van Dyke (BVI) where they built Sandcastle Hotel and the original Soggy Dollar Bar. George is now the author of Incredible Virgin Island Adventure: A True Story.

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