Charles Mistele send us this note…
We lost another legend that help start the Wood Boat Preservation Movement when wooden boats were being piled up and set on fire to just get rid of them. I have known Bill since the early 70′s and my Dad knew him since the late 50′s.
We also just got this news in regarding Dan Sutherland former President of the Wine Country ACBS and boatyard program manager at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, for almost five years, died of apparent heart failure Saturday at the age of 47.
“Danny was a true craftsman, skilled in so many ways but more than that, he was a great friend to us all. Danny was nationally known as a boat builder, but also as one of the best judges of antique and classic boats in the country. Having built more than 50 Rushtons, Danny was probably the world’s greatest expert on the boats of the famous designer and builder, JH Rushton.
Our prayers and thoughts are with his family at this difficult time.” Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum facebook page.