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People & Places

Staying on course

Mariners' friend, Mattapoisett man fixes compasses

Ray Andrews is one of only 125 full-time compass adjusters in the United States.
Ray Andrews is one of only 125 full-time compass adjusters in the United States. (Globe Staff Photo / Jonathan Wiggs) Globe Staff Photo / Jonathan Wiggs
By Paul E. Kandarian
Globe Correspondent / October 28, 2007

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One in an occasional series on people who do interesting or challenging jobs. MARION - Let's get all the bad jokes about what Ray Andrews does for a living out of the way: He's got a magnetic personality. He's found his direction in life. He can really tell you where to go. (Full article: 838 words)

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