Lodi man has a passion for 19th-century sailing ships
John Borja, of Lodi, reclines in the scale replica of the 1851 sailing ship he made, taking it out for its maiden voyage on Lodi Lake in July 2005. (Courtesy photo by J. Paul Bruton)
Posted: Sunday, February 8, 2009 10:00 pm
John Borja's dream is to build boats in an East Coast shipyard,
but he knows that will never happen.
Instead, he makes detailed models of sailboats that stormed the
seas in the 19th century. They adorn his frontand backyards, along
with most every room in his house in northeastern Lodi.
Sunday, February 8, 2009 10:00 pm.