A pictorial history of Shannon Yachts from 1975
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February 5, 1975
Walt Schulz drives his 1952 Dodge pickup from Connecticut to Bristol, Rhode Island. He bought the Dodge in 1961 when he was in high school to work at boat yards and still owns it to this day. Walt's mission in 1975 was to begin construction of the first Shannon at 5 Burnside Street in a rented portion of the old Herreshoff yards. Over the spring and summer of that year, Walt assembled a seven-man crew, including a totally inexperienced, but willing to learn, college kid, Bill Ramos.