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Mystic Seaport Small Craft Workshop

May 29 - May 31

Mystic Seaport Small Craft Workshop

The John Gardner Small Craft Workshop will be held Memorial Day weekend, May 29-31, 2021, hosted by the Traditional Small Craft Association’s John Gardner Chapter.

In addition to having a booth to acquaint show attendees with the TSCA, there will also be demonstrations of skills that enhance the traditional small boat experience. the Mystic Seaport Museum Boathouse watercraft will also be available at no charge for participants to use.

All TSCA members are encouraged to attend with or without your own boat! There is plenty to do if you don’t bring your own vessel. Launching and parking details will be posted with registration materials.

On Saturday and Sunday mornings before Museum hours, there will be a cruise open to all workshop attendees. We will gather at the Australia Beach and cruise either up-river past the highway bridge to the salt marshes, or down-river past the village and classic yachts on their moorings.

Workshop participants can register to stay onboard the Joseph Conrad.

Attendees will be encouraged to help with the workshop, either by manning the booth at Australia Beach for a 2-hour period and/or giving a demonstration of some skill such as sail rigging, sculling, boat building, hardware making etc. If you have a skill that you would like to demonstrate at the show please volunteer. Your demonstration should last about an hour and will be held at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. each day.

Registration for the Small Craft Workshop also provides you admission to the Museum all 3 days at no additional cost.

Indicate your interest in staffing the booth or demonstrating a skill on the registration form or contact Bill Rutherford at smallcrafter@gmail.com or 860-222-5249.


May 29
May 31
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Mystic Seaport Museum
75 Greenmanville Ave.

Mystic, CT 06355
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