Epilogue: Nicholas Stamas was as steady as his boats
Nicholas G. Stamas was 10 years old when he and his younger brother Peter built their first boat, a dinghy that filled with water minutes after they launched onto a local bayou.
Their mother, trying to keep her boys safe, asked a fisherman to destroy the makeshift vessel. The man stomped and kicked, trying to loosen the nails or crack the plywood. But he only hurt his foot.
"At that point he learned the quality of the Stamas boats," said James, Mr. Stamas' son, chuckling at the story.
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