While Easter Island in the South Pacific is one of the world's most remote inhabited islands, Angel Island is one of the world's nearest (practically) uninhabited islands. We took advantage of a fair forecast and sunny Easter weekend weather for a Saturday escape to Angel Island.
The centuries-long Age of Sail met an abrupt end with the advent of the engine, the fuel for which has long been cheap, abundant, and, until recently, perceived as consequence-free. Diesel has since ruled the ocean and global shipping.
Recreational boatyards, or facilities that serve primarily vessels less than 65 feet in length, are an essential piece of the social and industrial ecosystem that supports recreational boating. Boatyards are also the most vulnerable link in that ecosystem.