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A life's hobby
Bill Simpson shares his love of history and building model ships with Sallie Z.
Simpsons own ship building history began at a young age. While in college, where he majored in chemical engineering, he found a picture of a ship in a magazine, decided to draw his own plans and build it. After that he was hooked.
Statesboro newcomer Bill Simpson is sharing his life's hobby with Sallie Zetterower Elementary. Simpson is placing more than 40 hand-carved, hand-painted, maritime masterpieces he created from scratch on long-term display at the school. "I hope the ships will increase the children's interest in history and encourage them to develop skills that use their hands and minds," said Simpson, who's shared his talent with others for more than 60 years.
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