Kayaking with One Hand: Julie's Stroke Recovery Journey
Julie Stillman and Jeff Nagle have spent a good portion of their 25 years together kayaking and boating on the beautiful waters of Lake Champlain in Vermont. The couple has a home on Grand Isle, a large island located in the center of the lake.
Jeff, age 69, has always had a love of boats and built his first tandem kayak back in 1966. He stretched a canvas skin over a wooden frame and painted it white; he still owns it to this day. A woodworker by profession, Jeff had a career restoring antiques and creating antique reproductions. Over the years he’s also helped build numerous vessels, including several kayak kits from Chesapeake Light Craft.