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10-28-2012, 07:45 PM
Congratulations on your recognition by the Seaport with The America and The Sea Award!


Howard Sharp
10-28-2012, 08:20 PM
Beautiful, and much deserved.

Carl Cramer
10-28-2012, 08:45 PM
It was a magical night, to be sure.

Even if I didn't rent a tux.....

10-28-2012, 09:34 PM
This video was produced by Mystic Seaport staff to honor Jon Wilson and WoodenBoat. It was aired for the first time last night, (Oct 27, 2012) at Mystic Seaport during their big annual fundraising dinner.

It was shown in a big tent on two screens that were set up for the occasion on the Seaport grounds. Jon and his wife Sherry were there, and so was Jim Mitchell, Carl Cramer, Matt Murphy and many others ..... more than 300 people there to honor Jon and WoodenBoat. The video was accompanied by tributes from Steve White of Mystic Seaport, Louie Howland, Nat Benjamin, and the Chairman of the Board, Richard Vietor. The Black Tie dinner was sold out.

Additional videos of the Gala Event may be forthcoming.
And yes Carl, it was a great evening. I was so happy to be there.


10-28-2012, 09:37 PM
I loved his reference to "aspects of genius and industry". What an apt description of the succesful wooden boat builder. No wonder he made it happen.

Thanks Jon!

10-28-2012, 09:53 PM
Very nice and well deserved.