After twenty one years resigning from a management position at the Quincy Shipyard of General Dynamics the author supported by his wife Lee and children purchased the Greenway Marine Railway and country store. Foundered in 1920 Greenway for over forty years had been a thriving business and center of the local community but its then owners had let business deteriorate. Now as Glass Marine, Inc. the new owners began its revitalization. Two years later the first forty foot fiberglass work boat built on Chesapeake Bay was completed. Over the next fourteen years over eighty fiberglass work boats and pleasure fishing boats including a number of U. S. Coast Guard Certified Vessel were built. Through these years Glass Marine suffered through three disastrous fires, Northeater storms and a recession that nearly cause bankruptcy plus the untimely death of wife Lee from lung cancer. Interweaved in the book are numerous tales and event starting with the "Yankee come heres" dealing with the rural Gloucester County, Virginia, locals; working with the local Chesapeake Bay Watermen and their families plus many yacht owner custormers; interesting descriptions of some of the local characters; plus asorted other events and happenings.
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About the Author
Mr. Laurier holds a BS. degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Enginnering from Webb Institute and was a Sloan Fellow at the M.I.T. Sloan School of Industrial Management receiving a M.S. degree in Industrial management He was involved with the development and testing of the first nuclear powered submarine, USS Nautilus, and held several engineering and management positions at the Electric Boat and Quincy Divisions of General Dynamics. With his Wife Lee and their three teenage children they founded and for over sixteen years managed Glass Marine Inc. He designed and the Company built the first fiberglass commercial work boat produced on Chesapeake Bay and subsequently delivered over eighty fiberglass commercial work boats and pleasing fishing craft including a number of U.S. Coast Guard Certified Vessel. For over twenty years following the sale of the Glass Marine facilities Mr. Laurier was an independant marine consultant and marine surveyor and is now retired residing in Yorktown, Virginia