Photograph by John Nickerson.
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I first got involved with WaterFire for the morning build on July 9, 2016. I had heard about this opportunity through VolunteerHub. I was assigned to the wood boat Eos and enjoyed it. I continued to do a few more morning builds that summer, and a few in 2017. In the Winter of 2018 I was in a dark place in my life. I ended an abusive ten year relationship in October 2017 that had put me in the hospital. I was battling depression and feeling isolated. It was then I received an email from Jamie about a training program for new Wood Boat Captains.