Building "Pete's Banjo"

Since 1984 New Jersey Friends of Clearwater's Environmental Sail Program (ESP) gave free environmental sail boat rides in a historical, 26 foot Tuckerton River Sailing Garvey. That vessel was retired to a seaport museum, and we needed a new vessel. Planning, construction, launch, and sailing are all presented as a photo album with captions and narrative. Over 100 photos, eight drawings. More

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About Thomas A Gibson

Tom Gibson is a retired Bell Labs engineer and independent software consultant who has lived in the New Jersey shore area since 1962. He learned sailing racing a Jet 14 on the Navesink River. Tom has been associated with the New Jersey Friends of Clearwater and the Navesink Maritime Heritage Association organizations for many years. He is a skipper of the “Pete's Banjo”, a variation of a traditional clamming garvey that is operated as a historical vessel on the Navesink river.
Tom's specific interests are traditional craft operation, boat building and environmental awareness.

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