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.
Empey: What follows is the actual sailmaking
, which takes from 5 to 7 working days.
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.
Coxon began his foray into sailmaking
as an apprentice with Bruce Hewish at Freshwater Sails, before spreading his wings and establishing Coxon Wadham Sails at Neutral Bay in Sydney specialising in dingy and skiff sails.