Gannon & Benjamin
Gannon & Benjamin (G&B) has been selected to build one of the nine replica whaleboats that will find a home aboard the Morgan. The whaleboat project is being funded by generous donations from the friends of G&B. They have successfully raised half of their goal and ask others to make a tax deductible contribution to the Mystic Seaport in the name of G&B as they continue to strive to cover the costs associated with such a special project.
About Gannon & Benjamin Marine Railway
Situated on Vineyard Sound in Vineyard Haven harbor is a small but flourishing boatyard whose mission--and passion--is designing, building, repairing, maintaining and sailing wooden boats. Established in 1980 by Nat Benjamin and Ross Gannon, Gannon and Benjamin Marine Railway has built over 50 substantial vessels, mostly to Nat's designs. With design inspiration from classic yachts and traditional boats, and built with the highest quality materials and meticulous craftsmanship, our boats are intended to take owners, family and friends sailing in a comfortable, safe and seaman-like fashion. Built in plank-on-frame construction (lapstrake or carvel, steam bent and sawn frames), their boats range in size from an 8-foot dinghy to a 65 foot schooner.