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A Long, Dry Sail

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Five years ago, Newport Beach resident Dennis Holland hauled a 1916 ship from Newport Harbor to his side yard and began a thorough restoration. In 2009, the city passed an ordinance restricting "long-term backyard ship restoration in residential neighborhoods." And now, in 2011, Holland and his son continue to work on rebuilding the Shawnee. His permit for the project expires this weekend, he says he has no idea when the boat will be done, and officials are not pleased. [LAT, image via]