Avid sailor and applied physics graduate from Harvard University, Robbie Doyle's love of wind, waves and water propelled him into the sailmaking
realm where he would transform it into a science.
"With the success of the harbour other trades flourished, including ropemaking, sailmaking
, shipbuilders, and insurance brokers.
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the right mix of skills such as helming, trimming, bowmen, sailmaking
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lofts, a former tannery, Scotland's oldest railway station, gate lodges, schools and churches.
Before going to university I was in the marine industry, sailmaking
and working on yachts off Scotland's west coast," he says.
Besides these, several other vocations including vessel construction, sailmaking
, blacksmithing, grocering, merchandising, medicine, and law were partly dependent upon the oyster industry.
Not only do his business activities reflect black participation in preindustrial antebellum manufacturing, but, with his invention of a sailmaking
device, he is also representative of the blacks who achieved some financial success as inventors.
OOQ: How did you first become involved in sailmaking
On the pier you can watch sailmaking
, dugout canoe carving, and rope work, and listen to poetry and music.
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experience and development in the 18-foot skiffs.