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Merrimack Valley

October 14, 2013

A life on the water

Newburyport's Bob Yeomans fetes 45 years at sea


Lee Yeomans is a key factor in the business. Once the owner of State Street Candle and Mug, she now works in the health-care field while helping to lengthen the life of the Erica Lee II.

She jokes that Bob reminds her of the stolid protagonist in the story “The Old Man and the Sea.”

At least one difference: In Hemingway’s famous tale, the captain landed a huge fish but lost it to predators on his way back to shore.

Captain Bob Yeomans generally returns with the goods: happy kids, contented fishermen and the satisfaction of another good day on the water.

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