I found this old girl when I was out looking for something to sketch Saturday afternoon. The once beautiful sail boat is sitting in the weeds in the back of a field that was home to a wood boat restoration business in Montague Michigan. The restoration business is gone, in it's place is a garage that fixes car mufflers and brakes. The field that once cradled wood boats waiting for repair now hosts cars in various states of repair and decay.
When I finished working on the sketch I waded through the weeds to the back end of the boat to discover the old boat still carries the name "Valiant" on her stern.