When Christopher Obetz decided to give up the life he knew as an artist in New York City, he never imagined an old tugboat would help him find a new purpose.
Obetz moved to Florida at the age of 46 for a change in lifestyle from big city living.
“It was just moving at a pace that wore me out,” Obetz said.
Shortly after moving to the Fort Myers area, he noticed an ad on Craigslist for a decommissioned US Coast Guard boat in LaBelle.
“When I found him, he was looking for a new life and a new purpose, kind of like how I was too,” Obetz said.