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The weather did not discourage a hearty group of a dozen or so who ventured up to Howard Romero's workshop. The majestic Union Lake Lotte did not disappoint and was well worth the trip.



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Howard was no nonsense as there was lots to be covered and we went right to the boat, climbed the ladders and he began the story of Lotte.



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Starting with the construction of a 42' vessel which quickly turned into a an additional 8' and was now 50'.



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Howard was not lacking for the many stories from the original construction to the Romero family involvement and very well documented adventures through the boats ninety years afloat....