Eight Bells: John Mecray:
John Mecray a leading marine artist, co-founder of the IYRS School of Technology & Trades and a moving force behind yacht restoration efforts, died November 1 in Jamestown, RI. Mecray, who was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in 2015, was 80 years old.
He was raised in Cape May, New Jersey, and began his career as an illustrator of books in Philadelphia. Inspired by yacht delivery trips to the Virgin Islands in the 1970s, he gave up his illustration career to devote his time to marine painting. He, his wife, young son and daughter, moved to Newport in 1976.
Early on during that time, Mecray and a small group of friends met in his Thames Street studio on several occasion…
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The Cruising Club of America’s popular Safety for Cruising Couples seminars have been presented to hundreds of participants each year as a public service to the cruising community. Details here….
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