Bill demonstrates his working steam calliope at the closing party for the Willy Street Boat Shop in 2008. Don Sanford in the background.

Bill Mattison’s Miniature Circus

Today’s Bill Mattison Week installment takes a quick jibe from ice sailing over to Bill’s other passion, circus modeling.  Barb Sanford’s 2017 article for Wisconsin Academy publication “traces his obsession for detail and passion for the circus”.  And yes, Bill did run away with the circus as a kid.  Read the article here.

Previous: “The Icing On The Lake”
“Fast Forward Since Birth”
“The Hard-Water Gang” with Bill Mattison at the 2001 ISA
Shooting the Breeze with Bill Mattison
Bill Mattison Inducted into the National Sailing Hall of Fame
Iceboaters Fingerprints


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