The memorial was dedicated on April 1st, 2017 by the people of Man-O-War Cay
As unveiled by Andy, Blake, Jan, Joe, Marsha, Scott and Willard
With Scott Weatherford, Master of Ceremony
And Jeremy T. Sweeting and the Hon. Obediah H. Wilchcombe presiding
Thanks goes to
Andy, Blake, Don, Earl, Glenn, Harcourt, Hartley, Hilland, Jamie, Jan, Jay M,
Joe, Keith, Lance, Marsha, Maurizio, Neville, Paul, Ralph, Reddith, Roland,
Scott, Tony, Warren and Willard
for providing the information shown on the plaques.
Special thanks goes to
- Jan, Jay and Edwin's Boat Yard for hosting this site, for the loan of the
keel and for their overall support.
- Hartley for making these fine benches.
- Eagle Sign & Design for the exquisite plaques.
- Scott, Ray, Jay M and The Duke for their support.
- Walter and the MOW Hardware Store for their support.
- Willard, Chad, David W, Blake, Grant A, Andy, Bob aboard Neesa and John
aboard Faith for their much appreciated help in the construction.
For the roof:
Mr Neville & Grant A (initial consultation);
Chad & "Maxo" (in setting the posts);
Hartley, Roland, Rich aboard Knot Tied, Mike aboard Precocious (the framing);
Tommy, Hartley, Blake (thatch);
Also the MOW Hardware Store and
Edwin's Boat Yard for their support.
With grateful appreciation to
The Ministry of Tourism, Hope Town District Council, Tommy, Fannie, Annie,
Mailin & Grant S, Totch, Doug aboard Naughty Gypsy, Jock aboard Annie, Hamilton aboard Sarah G, Edmund
aboard Panope, Dan & Debbie aboard Glorious, Doug of Hylan Boatbuilders,
Don aboard Mi Casa, MOWY and the many anonymous contributors
for their donations.
Roland and Mike
In particular, Roland is responsible for the underlying theme - that there were many one and two-man yards
building dinghies (and large boats) lining the harbour back in the day.
Hopefully the content and design convey this. Along with several other threads:
- the passage of time
- the industriousness of these guys (and their spouses, of course)
- the passing of the skills and tradition from one generation to the next
In addition, there have been many, many suggestions from numerous people that have been incorporated into
The organizing committee for the dedication ceremony:
Mailin, Neil A, Jeremy, Rich M, Mike
Please note that this project is not and has never been affiliated with the MOW Museum.
find it disturbing that
they have implied an ownership of this project.