Preston Stowe discusses his life as a boatbuilder. Stowe's first experience in boatbuilding was in 1938, when he helped his father build a boat. In 1941, he worked at the Norfolk Ship Building and Drydock Company, and in 1942, at a boatyard in Manteo. After the war, he began building his own boats. The largest boat he has built is twenty-six feet and the smallest sixteen feet. Juniper is his main wood source.