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1925 John Alden Schooner completely restored

PENSACOLA   --  After a year of hard work an 88-year-old sailboat is seaworthy again.

Dana Detoro of Pensacola bought the "Venus" last summer.
The 1925 John Alden Schooner had been gutted.
He says it was practically sinking.
He rebuilt the interior and the engine and today, he put it in the water for the first time.

Dana Detoro:  "It was just such a beautiful boat. I couldn't let it die, and it was on its way there. And it's probably a good thing I don't think about things too far in advance 'cause some days it was a little tough but, I got her done."

Detoro says he still has some cosmetic work, like painting, to do but the boat is fully rigged and ready to set sail.