Author: Ron Hill
When a young Ron Hill and his tiny fishing boat Wee Hee were forced to take temporary shelter in the port of Weymouth during a stormy voyage from the Channel Islands to Plymouth, he did not imagine then that he would ever return to the little harbour in Dorset. However, as the dark clouds of World War 2 were gathering in 1939, that earlier chance visit was to seal his fate. Army officials were seeking a boat capable of carrying soldiers and ammunition to the Breakwater Forts guarding the Naval Base at Portland, and a skipper who knew the seas around the area. Ron and his larger vessel My Girl met their needs.