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    GALLERY: Mt. Vernon man’s unique Thai longtail boat draws attention in Echo Lake - Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal | of | Share this photo

    Rich French drives his 30-foot wooden Thai longtail boat Friday along Echo Lake in Mount Vernon. According to friend John Andrews, French's boat looks "almost like a Viking ship."

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    Rich French, left, alongside boatbuilder Sorin Klongyuan and French's commissioned Thai longtail boat in Krabi, Thailand, in 2018. French's boat is used on Echo Lake in Maine.

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    Rich French drives his 30-foot wooden Thai longtail boat Friday along Echo Lake in Mount Vernon. According to friend John Andrews, French's boat looks "almost like a Viking ship."

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    GALLERY: Mt. Vernon man’s unique Thai longtail boat draws attention in Echo Lake - Photo courtesy of Rich French | of | Share this photo

    Boatbuilder Sorin Klongyuan decorates Rich French's Thai longtail boat in Krabi, Thailand, in 2018.

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    GALLERY: Mt. Vernon man’s unique Thai longtail boat draws attention in Echo Lake - Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal | of | Share this photo

    Rich French's traditional 30-foot wooden Thai longtail boat may be the only one like it in New England. Friday he spent time motoring around Echo Lake in Mt. Vernon.

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    GALLERY: Mt. Vernon man’s unique Thai longtail boat draws attention in Echo Lake - Joe Phelan/Kennebec Journal | of | Share this photo

    Rich French spent time Friday maneuvering around Mt. Vernon's Echo Lake aboard his wooden Thai longtail boat.

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    Rich French spent time Friday maneuvering around Mt. Vernon's Echo Lake aboard his wooden Thai longtail boat.

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