Doug Horchak and I were both workers at SEP that summer, and during our free time this particular day we decided to try sailing. Since neither of us had ever sailed before, we were assigned to learn the ropes from one of the most experienced sailing instructors at SEP. He gave us a quick lesson and then piloted us out onto the turbulent waters of Pelican Lake. Our boat was a class D racing scow, a low, sleek craft specifically designed for racing. We maneuvered around near by Orr Island, still learning the ropes, and then moved into Pelican Lakes Big Bay.
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