By Tom Uhlenbrock
Missouri State Parks
– Charles West bought his 37-foot sailboat in Florida
and had it trucked halfway across the country to its new home on Stockton Lake.
West and his wife, Betty, are among the 300 or so regulars
with sailboats at Stockton, a mecca for sailors
amid the pastures and farm fields of southwest Missouri on the western edge of the Ozarks.