Boat repairman profiled in New York Times

NEW YORK — Phil McCaughey, a boat repairman at the World’s Fair Marina in Queens, was recently profiled in a New York Times blog post by Corey Kilgannon.

The story follows McCaughey through a day at the largest city-owned marina in New York, which has 300 slips.

McCaughey spends his morning lifting boats out of the water for bottom cleaning, painting and general maintenance. When the tide drops too low, he makes service calls and repairs to docked boats. He also monitors the marine channels for boaters radioing for help.

Of the city’s 15 public marinas, only World’s Fair has its own in-house maintenance worker. Work rates are set by the New York parks department.

To read more about McCaughey, go to: The man who keeps the boats afloat

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