John Hart and the Hart Cottage

At the Yacht Races ’34
Front Row: John Hart, Henderson Dickson
Center Row: Stan Landauer, Earl Leigh, Harrison Bartlett, “Babe” Hunt
Back Row: Dorthy Burdette – now Mrs. Stan Landauer, Katheryn Blewer, Jane Leigh, Kiddo Cole Crandall

The picture shows the group most likely aboard the Abiona, John Hart’s boat.

Photo:  Gregor family collection

In 1976 my mother and father bought the Hart cottage that was owned and built by John Hart’s father Joseph around 1917 . The picture below of John Hart as a baby was found in the Hart cottage by my mother Sally Moore Leonard.

A picture of the Abeona was found in the Hart cottage by my mother Sally Moore Leonard. It was only an inch square in size but is shown here after scanning at high resolution:

John Hart was one of the founding members of the Oak Orchard Yacht Club that was created due to the growing interest in Snipe racing in 1938. John had one of the first Snipes named Sandra pictured here with him in the cockpit prior to WWII.
Venture lake background

Below is a group of John Hart’s friends watching the yacht races at Oak Orchard aboard Abeona in 1934. The picture is from the Gregor family album.

Pictured are:
Front corners – Elizabeth Sawyer “Libby”,  Royce Sawyer “Sunny Boy”
White hat: Mrs. Fredric Evans – Kansas City, Mo.
Aft corners – Margaret Kuhns “Maccie”, Marjorie Reed “Chuddy”
By flag – Dorothy Wage “Dossie”

Mount Albion Cemetery Family Records:

HART, EULALIE REYNOLDS DEC 27, 1874 MAR 26, 1910 PENN YAN NY WIFE OF CHARLES E. SR. (Obit) 879 LAREL
HART, CHARLES E. SR. MAY 31, 1865 SEP 16, 1924 ALBION, NY HUS OF EULALIE REYNOLDS, SON OF ELIZUR KIRKE HART SR. & LOUISA S. 879 LAREL
HART, JOHN R. MAR 4, 1908 OCT 20, 1946 CARLTON, NY SON OF CHARLES E. HART & EULALIE REYNOLDS 879 LAREL
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