Legendary Boat Builder Ralph W. Stanley of Southwest Harbor has passed away

Ralph Warren Stanley, 92, died unexpectedly Dec. 7, 2021, at Mount Desert Island Hospital. He was born Feb. 9, 1929, in Bar Harbor, the son of Chester W. and Bertha E. (Robinson) Stanley. Ralph graduated from Pemetic High School, Class of 1948. After graduation, he attended Ricker Jr. College, where he obtained an associate degree in business. After college, he worked as ship’s hand for Captain Neil Peterson on the Niliraga owned by Gano Sillick Dunn, and after Mr. Dunn’s death he became captain of the Niliraga for Mrs. Florence Montgomery. In the winters, he was often found building fishing boats for area fishermen. Some of these are still in use. >click to read< 07:14

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