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Chapters of the Traditional Small Craft Association

Fort Worden MessaboutThe Traditional Small Craft Association is international, but provides for local groups (called chapters) which provide a vehicle for face-to-face activities in their areas. Chapters run events, hold meetings, sponsor youth groups, and build boats as a group effort. There are currently 27 active chapters, and several others organizing.

The National Membership Coordinator is:
John Weiss, (Puget Sound Chapter)
1013 9th Ave S
Edmonds, WA 98020-3909
(425) 361-7758 (Home)
(206) 484-0372 (Cell)

Feel free to contact John or any of the listed chapter contacts via snail mail or e-mail for information on joining or forming a chapter. Chapter bylaws are available in PDF format for reference as we receive them.

Active Chapters

The Adirondack Chapter of TSCA
Contact: Mary Brown
18 Hemlock Lane
Saranac Lake, New York 12983
518-891-2709
Bayfront Maritime Center
Contact: Richard Eisenberg
40 Holland Street
Erie, PA 16507
814-456-4077
Buffalo Maritime Center
Contact: Greg and Naomi Grundtish
256 Iroquois Ave.
Lancaster, NY 14086 716-681-1315
Cape Cod Chapter
Contacts: Bill Stirling  
11 Naushon Circle
Centerville, MA 02632
508-790-0098
Bob Lister
126 Donegal Circle
Centerville, MA 02632
508-420-1718
Cleveland Amateur Boatbuilding
and Boating Society (CABBS)

Contact: Ric Altfather
14695 Cheerful Lane
Strongsville, OH 44136
440-263-7020
Connecticut River Oar and Paddle Club (CORPC)
Contact: Jon Persson
P.O. Box 281
Old Lyme, CT 06371
860-434-2534
Crystal River Boat Builders (CRBB)
Contact: Bill Whalen
4539 N Grass Island Ter.
Hernando, FL 34442
352-344-5482
Delaware River TSCA
Contact: Tom Shepard
482 Almond Road
Pittsgrove, NJ 08318
Down East Chapter
Contact: Denis Wang
67 Clinton Avenue
Northport, ME 04849
207-338-3866
Floating the Apple
Contact: Adina Taylor, Pres.
1225 Park Ave, Ste. C 10
New York, NY 10128
212-564-5412
Florida Gulf Coast TSCA
Contact: Bob Pitt
2815 1st Ave. W
Bradenton, FL 34205
941-746-0192
Friends of the
North Carolina Maritime Museum TSCA

Contact: Brent Creelman
315 Front Street
Beaufort, NC 28516
252-728-7317
John Gardner Chapter
Contact: John Symons, Peter Vermilya
U of Connecticut, Avery Point Campus
1084 Shennecossett Road
Groton, CT 06340
860-535-3626
Les Cheneaux Chapter
Contact: Bud McIntire
485 S. Meridian Street
Cedarville, MI 49719
906-484-1081
Lost Coast Chapter – Northern CA
Contact: Stan Halvorsen
31051 Gibney Lane
Fort Bragg, CA 95437
707-964-8342
Michigan Maritime Museum Chapter
Contact: Pete Mathews, Sec'y
P.O. Box 100
Gobles, MI 49055
269-628-4396
North Shore TSCA
Contact: Richard Koolish
212 Park Ave.
Arlington, MA 02476
Old Bay Club Contact: Eddie Breeden
oldbayclub@gmail.com
Midlothian, VA
Oregon Coots
Contact: John Kohnen
P.O. Box 24341
Eugene, OR 97402
541-688-2826
Patuxent Small Craft Guild
Contact: Contact: Brian Forsyth
13464 Lore Pines Lane
Solomons, MD 20688
443-804-6439
Pine Lake Small Craft Association
Contact: Sandy Bryson, Sec'y
333 Whitehills Drive,
East Lansing, MI 48823
517-351-5976
Puget Sound Chapter
Contact: Marty Loken, Sec'y
P. O. Box 216, Nordland, WA 98358
360-301-6737
Yahoo Groups
Ralph Middleton Munroe Chapter
Barnacle Historic Park     Facebook    Twitter
Coconut Grove, FL
Contact: John Palenchar
7641 SW 65th Place, South Miami, FL 33143
305-666-9588 (h)     305-803-1653 (c)
Sacramento TSCA
Contact: Todd Bloch
122 Bemis Street,
San Francisco, CA 94131
415-971-2844
Newsletter publisher: Richard Geiger
South Jersey TSCA
br> Contact: George Loos
53 Beaver Dam Rd
Cape May Courthouse, NJ 08210
609-861-0018
So. California Small Boat Messabout Society
(Scuzbums)

Contact: Annie Holmes
San Diego, CA
St. Augustine Lighthouse Chapter
Contact: Brendan Burke
81 Lighthouse Avenue
St. Augustine , FL 32080
904-838-8813
Texas Boatcrafters and Messers
Contact: Mack McKinney
159 Albrecht Rd
Center Point, TX 78010
830-370-8488
Thames River Chapter
Contact: Russell Smith
6 Drawbridge West
Gales Ferry, CT 06335
860-536-1113
Traditional Small Craft of Raleigh (TSCRaleigh)
Contact: Dean Herring
494 Darius Pearce Rd
Youngsville, NC 27596
919-632-5915
TSCA of Wisconsin
Contact: James R. Kowall
c/o Door County Maritime Museum
120 N. Madison Ave., Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
920-743-4631

Chapters Organizing
Green Mountain Chapter
Contact: William Edwards
220 Upper Turnpike Road
Norwich, VT 05055
802-649-2923
Western Long Island TSCA
Contact: Walter Connolly
14 Jamaica Walk,
Breezy Point, NY 11697
718-945-5302


Updated: 22 January 2017

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