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Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Historic Tug Owner Dies; Vietnam Boat Group Featured

Franz Schlottmann, the last commercial owner and skipper of the tug Sand Man, died on April 8. He owned the boat from 1964 to 1987. Schlottman was 89 years old. "His guidance and help during the restoration of the boat were invaluable," according to the Sand Man Foundation. He was a lifelong resident of Olympia.

The Vietnam Wooden Boat Foundation was featured in two Vietnamese newspapers, Tuoi Tre Online and Courrier du Vietnam. The text is in Vietnamese and French, but it's cool anyway!

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