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Leo Gillis building a "Gillis skip jack boat"- Basinger, Florida
Series 1577, Boatbuilding Demonstration ; Box 11, Folder 6
Leo learned boatbuilding from his father, who started building boats after he could not afford to buy one. Other fishermen in the area like the Gillis boats and wanted them and the boats were called "Gillis Skip Jack boats". Leo and his brother Randy would assist their Dad in making boats and Leo now makes boats himself.
Gillis was born September 17, 1942, in Cross Creek, Florida.
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Leo Gillis building a "Gillis skip jack boat"- Basinger, Florida. 1985-07-29. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/106346>, accessed 7 August 2022.
Leo Gillis building a "Gillis skip jack boat"- Basinger, Florida. 1985-07-29. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 7 Aug. 2022.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/106346>