William Miller works on his new boat in his Willsboro Bay garage.
Photo by Keith Lobdell.
continued Miller said that he has worked on a number of boats, either creating them or rebuilding, including racing boats that were powered by jet engines.
“I have had friends that have been into boat racing and have made boats for them,” Miller said. “That is where I got to know Louis from and see this canon, which he used to start the races.”
Miller said that he has had a passion for boats since he was a kid, which led him down several paths, including helping to form the Lake Champlain Antique and Classic Boat Society and getting involved with the canon.
In both arenas, Miller said that he always makes sure that he is exact in everything that he does.
“You have to make sure that everything is done right,” he said. “You need to be safe with the boats and you need to be safe with the canons.”