Man's 36-Year Boat-Building Project Nears Completion

Dillon Griffith, 82, began construction on the 64.4-foot-long, 19-foot-wide "Mystic Rose" in 1977.
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It's -- -- this this a stark white vote on a massive scale in the middle of the neighborhood. 82 year old Dillon -- that a retired contractor has been working on this vessel in his backyard. For decades I didn't know what that was get it -- too. The united stopped it but when he totally was going of their this -- I had concerns senior because he never did it before he ever did anything like that. Before the -- because they don't labor of love for Dylan and his entire family for 36 years. Again I that think about it. People to -- survived the school. While others may joke would -- about how long this project has taken and comparing him to the biblical figure portrayed in a new big budget film he says he -- not know what know or is this is -- -- I don't think is -- the 64 feet four inches long and nineteen feet wide -- sleep 24 people. The Coast Guard came out recently and approved its construction. Dillon says this is not just a million dollar hobby once the mystic rose the boat's name hits the ocean -- plans on chartering it to groups. But first he dreams of what he will do when his project is complete. They take a vacation and then -- -- how many good academy -- -- Eat drink and be merry and when -- finished the book is such -- -- reporting from the mystic rose in Sun Valley on Colleen Sullivan ABC seven Eyewitness News.

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