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Andy McGeoch’s Cape Island Boats

It’s probably fair to say that Andy McGeoch fell in love with Cape Cod before he fell in love with boat building.

The Cape Cod crush started when Andy was four years old, living in the Finger Lakes region of New York.

wheel-watch“That summer, my father said we were going to Cape Cod for two weeks,” says Andy.  “The following year, he announced we were going to Prince Edward Island for vacation.

“‘No – we’re going back to Cape Cod,’ I said.”

Young Andy got his way – and until he could move there to stay, he visited Cape Cod every chance he could.

“During the years I was at New York Maritime College, I’d drive to the Cape all the time – even if it was just for a few hours.”

Before Andy began building boats, he was working aboard them – a chapter of his life that began when he crossed paths with a fisherman named Lee Tallman.

After a couple hours of deck work put $96 in his pocket, Andy says he’d figured he’d found a way to live full-time on the Cape and be rich.  He bought a…

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