THE POWER AND SAILBOAT PILOT PROGRAM
Thanks to the generous donations of many, the SRMHF Power Boat Pilot Program has already completed its work using the beautifully restored 2015 wood replica of Ernest Hemingway’s 1934 sport fishing boat Pilar, (video above) widely acclaimed as the most famous American sport fishing craft of all time. Pilar has a unique layout with its wide side decks and spacious cockpit which has been modified with special provisions for safe wheelchair seating and includes a hydraulic lift for access to the cabin and head below. SRMHF will use the new ADA approved boat dock located in Bristol (see photo to left). Pilar's contribution to SRMH will be to travel along the east coast to boat shows and high visibility locations to promote public awareness of those facing the challenge of living daily with disabilities, and to structure partnerships with other regional charitable and volunteer groups that have the same adaptive boating goals.