WoodenBoat Honors Hewson

Dana Hewson
Dana Hewson at one of three sawmills in the Henry B. duPont preservation Shipyard, April 27, 2017.

Retired Mystic Seaport Vice President Dana Hewson will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at this weekend’s 26th annual WoodenBoat Show.

Hewson, the Seaport’s vice president for watercraft preservation and programs and Clark Senior Curator, retired in April after 39 years. He was in charge of the museum’s collection of more than 550 boats and helped oversee the restoration of the Charles W. Morgan, Roann and construction of the replica of the Amistad.

“The WoodenBoat Show team has worked closely with Dana and his staff over the years producing the shows at Mystic Seaport. We are thrilled to honor and thank him for his dedication to Mystic Seaport and his support of the WoodenBoat Show,” said Jim Miller, president of WoodenBoat Publications.

Hewson will be honored at a Saturday dinner held in conjunction with the show. Also set to be honored for lifetime achievement that night is Boatbuilder George Luzier. He has built hundreds of boats, ranging from daysailers to outboard skiffs to cruising sailboats. Several of his boats are cherished by longtime owners, including the 39′ 1967 John Alden-designed ketch Horizon of Castine, Maine.

The WoodenBoat Show is presented by WoodenBoat Magazine and attracts about 13,000 wooden boat enthusiasts each year. The show will run Friday through Sunday. Information and tickets are available at www.thewoodenboatshow.com.