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Re: wheelers boat yard
The day Wheeler's burned I was hanging out at Steve Lalino's dock at the end of the creek with Junior Paulson. We saw the place start burning and there was a beautiful wooden boat tied to the dock. We heard it was being built for Jackie Gleason. We hopped in a dinghy and rowed over and tried to untie the yacht but the rear wall started to burn and we dove into the dinghy and got away just before the rear wall collapsed on the dock. The yacht burned with the rest of the place. I got on the radio when a news reporter interviewed us. After things cooled down we picked a lot of bronze ring nails out of the ashes and sold them for scrap.
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