VERGENNES BOATBUILDER DOUGLAS Brooks steadies a wooden boat as it is launched into the Middlebury College pool last Friday. Sixteen college students built the boat using traditional Japanese techniques and under the instruction of Brooks, who is off to Japan this week to build a boat for a museum there.

Independent photo/Trent Campbell

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