Monday, July 31, 2006

Admiral Dingy

Daryl Colinot, otherwise known as Admiral Dingy, marvels at his wind generator during a party for himself at Port Neches Park in Port Neches on Saturday, July 29, 2006. He hopes to navigate his self-designed boat around the globe although the boat lacks many necessities such as a place to store enough food.

Photos by Mark M. Hancock / © The Beaumont Enterprise

Admiral Dingy entertains guests as he hosts a party for himself at Port Neches Park in Port Neches. The former Hollywood B-movie star, full-time retiree and part-time dance instructor designs and sews all his clothes.

Admiral Dingy expects to use something other than pliers to control his boat at Port Neches Park. Although he's been working on the boat since around 1975, the boat has only been in the water one time. However, he successfully rode out Hurricane Rita inside the boat to see if it could take a storm.

Please see additional photos by Fayrouz and read "Voyage of the Dingy dinghy" and "Admiral Dingy party goes on, though voyage does not" by Jamie Reid. Also visit the Admiral's Web site.

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