The Annual Members Meeting and Presentation by Tim White, was held on December 3, 2008 in Fair Haven, at Kassie's Fair Haven Restaurant.
Our featured speaker, Tim White, is the director of the Tuckerton Wooden Boat Shop and Restoration program at Tuckerton Seaport, Tuckerton NJ. Formerly involved at the Philadelphia Independence Maritime Museum in Philadelphia, he delivered an exciting illustrated presentation on current status of the restoration programs, activities, and development plans for the new facility, which include restoration of Barnegat Bay sneakboxes, a Trumpy sloop from the 1930's, and new plans for traditional small craft. Tim illustrated programs for youths and adults, including weekend community boatbuilding events. In August 2008, Tuckerton held the first on the water catboat challenge regatta using famous A-cats with volunteer crews in round-robin races on the Bay.
Paul Hart, Deputy Director of Tuckerton Seaport, gave a enthusiastic summary of the growth and development at Tuckerton Seaport and the highlights of all the boatbuilding, decoy carving, quilting and basket-weaving that are the mainstay of programs throughout the year.
For information about this presentation, and background of Tim White see the detailed Wooden Boat School Presentation flyer. Before the presentation, NMHA members were treated to an illustrated review of all our 2008 programs and activities, including the wooden canoe building weekend, River Rangers 2008, Red Bank Centennial Boat Parade, Antique and Classic Boat Rendezvous, and presentations to other organizations.