LIME Grenada has honoured a resident of the Sister Isle, Alwyn Enoe for his longstanding contribution to boat building.
As a symbol of LIME’s appreciation to Enoe, he was presented with a wooden plaque by LIME’s General Manager, Angus Steele, and LIME’s Manager of Carriacou Operations, Dexter Lendore on October 17.
As the company continues to applaud those who contribute to Grenada’s unique traditions and culture, the commemoration served to recognize Enoe for his years of dedication to the boat building skill, which is slowly dying.
Enoe started building and repairing boats at the age of 27.
On presenting the plaque, Steele applauded the recipient for his dedication to the profession which spans over 40 years and encouraged him to continue the excellent work.
Steele also urged him to keep the tradition alive, and to encourage the youth in his area, to adopt the unique skill.
On thanking the LIME General Manager for the gift,, Enoe said, “I started this practice back in 1972 and loved it, so I continued (with) it until now. I hope to get more young people involved in the business, especially as Windward is Carriacou’s main boat building community. I want to be able to pass on the skill.”
One of Enoe’s latest constructions “Exodus” – a 42ft Carriacou sloop- was first featured by LIME as the image for a special edition World Talk Card.
The cards all feature unique aspects of the tri-island state, and featured Exodus to showcase the boat building practice in Carriacou while bringing awareness for the unique art.
Exodus, which was funded by the Kickstarter project, was built by Alwyn and his sons who have now adopted their father’s profession.