By Tom Uhlenbrock
Missouri State Parks
STOCKTON, Mo. – 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.