Joseph Rhodes had worked on the boat on and off for thirty years. When we completed the opening in the barn the boat came into open view for the first time. Many local residents who had heard stories about Joe and his amazing boat stopped to chat and take pictures.
There were thousands of bats residing in the barn. The barn owner liked to stand in a rear door opening around sunset while the swarm rushed around him, never making contact. By the time we finished messing around it seemed that all of the bats found other residences.