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Ansil Saunders: Bahamas Guide, Boatbuilder, Activist

May 15, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

“Saunders recalled that his friend seemed troubled that spring day in 1968, and seemed somehow to know his death was imminent. Saunders recited for King a psalm he had written that describes the reflection of God in nature — in the sea, in the mangroves, in a snowflake. Afterward, Saunders said King told him: ‘I feel like I could reach up and touch the face of God in this place.”’ Bimini guide and boatbuilder Ansil Saunders recounts days spent with Martin Luther King and guiding famous clients in Bimini in The Miami Herald.