Thomas A Gibson

Biography

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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Books

Building "Pete's Banjo"
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 7,800. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
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.
Building a Sailing Garvey
Price: Free! Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: February 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boating and sailing
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 musuem, and we needed a new vessel. Planning, construction, launch, and sailing are all presented as a photo album with captions and narrative. Thirty eight photos, one drawing.

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