Sometimes, famous writers also make their boats famous: Hemingway, Darwin, Cousteau…to name a few.
After falling into disrepair, the boats are eventually resurrected because of their famous connections.
Such is the case in Port Townsend, Washington, where a boat made famous by John Steinbeck is being restored.
The Western Flyer is weathered, aged and nearly a lost hope.
But after a year or so underwater, the story of the Western Flyer is not over yet.
Now, a two-year, $2 million restoration project is showing just how well built the vessel was.