Thursday, June 28, 2012

The story of Paige, Mystic, CT

We recently made a very special piece for a customer who shared the story behind the piece:

'On May 6, 2008, a very beautiful free spirit tragically passed away.  Her name was Paige.  She was a local Captain here in Mystic and was the glue for her friends, family and this community.  Anyone who had the opportunity to meet her, was a better person for it.  Paige would have turned 30 this year and every birthday since she has passed, a small group of us take the boat out to where her ashes are scattered; we toast, and tell stores, laugh, cry, drop flowers and remember.  The small group of passengers consist of her mother, her two brothers, her ex boyfriend and a couple of her close friends.  While we were adrift, I gave her mother the necklace that I ordered.  The image was of North and South Dumplings, the place where her ashes are scattered and on the back was engraved "Paige Rules", anyone who knew her, knows exactly what that means.'

--J. Ferraro

This weekend, CHART metalworks will be at the Mystic Wooden Boat Show that starts Friday, June 29th through Sunday, July 1st from 9-5pm.  We are in Tent A Booth 48A--stop by for a visit!

And then we'll be visiting John's Mystic River Tavern to have a Guiness.  We'll be sure not to curse or we'll have to donate $1 to the Jimmy Fund, a tradition that Paige started.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

The Maine Boatbuilders Show

Come visit the Chart Metalworks booth at the Maine Boatbuilders Show this weekend!

The annual Maine Boat Builders Show will take place Friday, March 16 through Sunday, March 18, 2012 at Portland Yacht Services, 58 Fore Street, Portland, Maine. Hours are 10 am to 6 pm Friday/Saturday and 10 am to 4 pm on Sunday.

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary this year, the show features over 200 marine product exhibitors and boatbuilders from throughout New England. Each day is filled with lectures and seminars from prominent boat builders and speakers representing the vast spectrum of the marine community. Don't forget to visit the Maritime Auction with all proceeds supporting Maine Maritime Academy programs! Admission is $15.00 per day at the door. Children under 12 accompanied by adults will be admitted for free.

We will be in Booth 22T77 (on the 2nd floor) showcasing our entire line of nautical chart jewelry and men's accessories, including our new best-selling designs. We will also be offering some great discounts on a variety of pieces representing Maine and beyond. Hope to see you there!