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The Blind History Lady Presents; The Blind Boat Builder and His Blind Siblings

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Length: 33 pages30 minutes

Summary

John Brown Herreshoff built all kinds of boats for recreation as well as for the military. But he is most remembered for the many yachts that he built that won the America's Cup. Blinded as a teen, he used his love for boats to work through and overcome his blindness. What he loved the most, boats, brought him through his depression and into the light of success. His life reflects his adventurous spirit. But did you know that he also had several blind brothers and sisters?

The Herreshoff siblings were all very different from each other, taking many varied paths. Yet, each of them proved to be successful in all they did.

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