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Author George H. Brisbin Jr.'s New Book 'The Chief and I: A Concrete Dream' Captures the Patience and Determination Necessary to Rebuild a Schooner

Recent release "The Chief and I: A Concrete Dream" from Newman Springs Publishing author George H. Brisbin Jr. follows the journey of repairing an unused ferro-cement schooner belonging to Explorer Ship 8 of the Boy Scouts of America, that had been sitting idle at a dock, to participate in the 1976 Parade of Sail in New York.

BABSON PARK, Fla. - August 24, 2021 - (

George H. Brisbin Jr., a salty sailor who has spent most of his 80-plus years on land, has completed his new book "The Chief and I: A Concrete Dream": a compelling work about the process of refurbishing an unused schooner.  

Author George H. Brisbin Jr. writes, "Things got out of hand so fast. Soon I found myself in front of a group of starry-eyed kids telling them about how the Chief would be fixed up and sail to New York. All they had to do was work and help get her ready. At that point, I really thought that it would be a four to six-month project and we would have nearly a year for sail training. Now I was making promises to kids other than John. It is bad enough to break a promise to one of your children, but doing so to twenty kids belonging to everyone from lock workers to the Canal Zone Lieutenant Governor Hunt's daughter is a different matter. All the scouts were now hoping the dream of sailing to the Bicentennial would come true."

Published by Newman Springs Publishing, George H. Brisbin Jr.'s captivating tale documents the hard work, pressure, and growth that both the teenagers and the participating adults went through as they brought an impossible dream into reality.

Readers who wish to experience this original work can purchase "The Chief and I: A Concrete Dream" at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iBooks Store, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Newman Springs Publishing at 732-243-8512.

About Newman Springs Publishing: 

Newman Springs Publishing is a full-service publishing house for serious authors. Each title produced by Newman Springs Publishing undergoes every step of the professional publishing process, including editing, layout, cover design, circulation, distribution, and publicity. All titles are made available in both eBook and print formats. Newman Springs Publishing distributes to tens of thousands of retail outlets throughout North America and internationally. All manuscripts in any genre are welcome to be submitted for review; If the manuscript meets the necessary criteria and is accepted for publication, Newman Springs Publishing will work closely with the author to bring the book to the retail market for a relatively inexpensive initial investment.

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