Monday, May 24, 2010

2010 John Gardener Small Craft Weekend

If you're a big small-boat person like I am (please pardon the oxymoron...) , you probably know about John Gardner. Mr. Gardner was a curator at Mystic Seaport and an author of several books about traditional small craft including boats for paddle, sail, oars and combinations thereof. He kept the traditions of small craft building alive at the museum in classes that were taught there.

In his honor, Mystic Seaport hosts the John Gardner Small Craft Weekend, which will be June 5th and 6th 2010. If you have an interest in small craft, you really owe it to yourself to go!

If you can't make it, be sure to treat yourself to a look at his books on the subject at your local library or available from many online book sellers including Mystic Seaport's Museum Store, and The WoodenBoat Store.

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