NEWS UPDATE: This original post was started on July 31, 2020, with periodic updates through May 16, 2021. Now this first week in November 2023, a new chapter to the story unfolds.
Through this website, a message arrived from England addressed to Bruce Hurst. It came from Peter Jackson who lives in Kent on the River Thames. He had been hired at age 15 to be a cook on the tug “Gondia”. He stayed several years becoming a deckhand. He was searching for a model of the “Gondia” when he found this original post.
Bruce has responded to Mr. Jackson with more details of his project and the reasons for his connections to the boat.
It’s another International connection because of Antique and Classic Boats.
Hurst Gondia Model Project
by Bruce Hurst
November 1st UPDATE — I had a very difficult time with the side rail & caps. It also has a rub rail, I had to make jigs to steam bend all the pieces. They are so small they break easily.
Patience, patience, patience.
December 25, 2020 UPDATE —
May 16, 2021 UPDATE —