Sadly JGTSCA founding member John Symons passed away this year. John was active in the club for many years and is remembered for his friendly manner, boating knowledge, and generous heart. John took great care in restoring his family's Thompson runabout at the boathouse. John and his wife Patricia were active sailors out of Mystic for many years.
At a 2012 monthly JGTSCA meeting, long time members John Symons and Peter Vermilya describe how the group got started at Avery Point, Connecticut.
Mystic Seaport Museum partnered with WoodenBoat and the Traditional Small Craft Association to host the John Gardner Small Craft Workshop as part of the 30th Annual WoodenBoat Show. The weather the weekend of June 24-26, 2022 was perfect and provided a great opportunity for attendees to take in the sights and sounds of this wonderful event.
Some sights from the 30th Annual WoodenBoat Show and Small Craft Workshop held at Mystic Seaport on June 24-26, 2022.
With the arrival of spring it's time to get the JGTSCA boathouse cleaned up and ready for the upcoming season. JGTSCA members Bill Rutherford, Brian Cooper, Dan Nelson, and John Hacunda spent a few hours on getting the boathouse tidied up.
Our Holiday Party and Annual Meeting took place on Dec. 8th at 12:30 pm at the New London Custom House. We enjoyed fine food, good sea stories and an interesting program from our Speaker: Dawn Miller, Manager of the Seaport’s Boat Livery and John Gardner Boat Shop.
This coming year is the 50th of the John Gardner Small Craft Workshop as well as the 20th of our Chapter, Dawn had some interesting plans on how we may best celebrate.
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