Winchester Harbor

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Winchester Harbor
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Time frameLate '70s or early 80s
First postedApril 15, 2013
SeriesFull Sails Series
Series number1
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Copyright © 2011, 2013 by Wes Boyd


Jake Lewis is at odds with his family over a girl he thought was his life partner who doesn't seem to feel that way. He doesn't know what to do except go looking for a new life somewhere else. Helping on a marina fuel dock, crewing on a Great Lakes charter fishing boat, and learning to sail help to take his mind off a cheating fiancée and his family problems, but not enough. Will the new friends he's made, including some rather special girls, help him find new direction and goals? And perhaps a new love from an unexpected quarter?


No exact dates are mentioned. However, several clues let us narrow it down some. Nate mentions the Edmund Fitzgerald sinking "a few years ago"; it sank in 1975, so that puts the story no sooner than 1977 or '78. The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway is "not open all the way yet", which means the story is set before waterway was completed in 1984.

Links to other books

Jake is from Wychbold, the home town of Roger Bishop in Cattail. Mel Austin from Bullring Days is alluded to though not mentioned by name.