Margarita, 58 x 53 x 11, Mixed Media, Wood
       
     
Olivette, 6 X 38 X 8, Mixed Media
       
     
Island Home, 47 X 5 X 10, Mixed Media
       
     
Margarita, 58 x 53 x 11, Mixed Media, Wood
       
     
Margarita, 58 x 53 x 11, Mixed Media, Wood

Bruce McGarey, American, 1936-

Bruce comes from a seafaring family and town, Boston, Mass. His father was a commander in the United States Navy and he also served in the Navy after WWII.  He has lived in Key West since 1956. 

He began building boat models after a 29 year stint in management and retired to his beloved workshop.  He was walking down Fleming St. one day and saw boat models in a shop window.   The one that caught his eye was a shrimper that he felt didn’t have enough character so he went back to his shed, cut up a cedar board and began making the “Gulf Pride” and sold her immediately to a local antique dealer. 

His boats have been sold to museums, such as the original treasure salvage boat, “Dauntless” at Mel Fisher Museum, and a class of lost fishing boats which perished in a Hurricane in 1935 called the “Pogie Boat” for The Newport Maritime Museum, and many delighted collectors around the world.

Olivette, 6 X 38 X 8, Mixed Media
       
     
Olivette, 6 X 38 X 8, Mixed Media
Island Home, 47 X 5 X 10, Mixed Media
       
     
Island Home, 47 X 5 X 10, Mixed Media