Beaver Island's Knife Repairman moves his Home.
On October 1st Dick Winnick's long-rumored house moving project finally took place. A long-time half-year Island resident, Dick has frequently been sighted working uncovered earth with his metal detector (several of his discoveries are on display at the Print Shop Museum) or set up at a table with his grinding wheel and files during a parade or gathering of craftsmen. Working in minutiae, he has endeavored to keep his life here as unencumbered as possible, which meant living in a Walden-style portable structure behind the former Pelke speakeasy on Donnel Mor's Lane. This provided a vantage point from which he witnessed the arrival and departure of the Sanctuary Gang (Joe Nuke and his merry pranksters) and the Flat Tail Festers (music weekends, which included Beans' first performance here) as he meticulously worked away on the restoration of a Bowie knife or Civil War carbine and kept his comments to himself. For the winter his home is resting at the Bonner Centennial Farma relief to those who feared we would have a repeat of the Holy Cross Church fiasco when half of that noble structure was left in the middle of the road through a rough 1950s winter.
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