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The old men and the sea

In Salem, a group of volunteer retirees restores a national maritime monument to ship-shape condition

robert st. pierre old men and sea Robert St. Pierre is a member of the Shipwrights, who have helped restore the tall ship Friendship. (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff)
By Linda Matchan
Globe Staff / November 28, 2007

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SALEM - Amid the smell of poplar and sawdust, or high in the ship's rigging above the salt waters of Salem Harbor, the Shipwrights spend Wednesdays in this microcosm of a shipyard, throwbacks to Salem's glory days as a bustling seaport. (Full article: 1427 words)

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