Welcome to our all new TFA Website!
Our Reunion video is in the Members Only section for your enjoyment!
We invite you to browse the site’s new and enhanced features. We have nearly 25 years of digitized newsletters and
are adding a Forum and Photo Archives section along with some other tweaks as we transition to this new system that will enable a younger generation to assume responsibilitry for its operation. Please note our new website URL is https://thayerfamilies.org
which is more appropriate for our mission as a family organization.
The former https://thayerfamilies.com
will continue to forward to the new address for awhile but please change your bookmark and use https://thayerfamilies.org
from now on.
With members in 40 U.S. states plus Canada, Ireland and Panama, the Thayer Families Association welcomes all who have an interest in Thayer families, including all variant spellings. Membership details can be found here
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was a 60-ton pinnace that, along with Mayflower, transported the Pilgrims and was the smaller of the two ships. It carried Thomas Thayer’s goods from England to Boston in 1637. Thomas THAYER, son of Richard THAYER, was christened 16 August 1596 at Thornbury, Gloucestershire, England and died 2 June 1665 in Braintree, Massachusetts.
Click this link to view Harold Huycke’s 1957 motion picture film of C.A. Thayer in 6 parts. There’s over 3 hours of video! Description: Harold Huycke motion picture film of C.A. Thayer (built 1895; schooner, 3m) restoration. Reel 1: Hood Canal to Maritime Shipyard, Tugboat Titan and schooner C.A. Thayer. Reel 2: New stern, stepping masts, painting ship’s name, and Maritime Shipyard to Winslow. Reel 3: Winslow rigging to sea, sternwork, sailing return voyage to San Francisco. Reel 4: Deckhands at work and on rigging, sailing, lowering sails, arriving in San Francisco. Reel 5: Arrival in San Francisco assisted by tugboat “W 150”, visitors aboard and Harold Huycke. Reel 6: Drawbridge, Maritime Shipyard, deckhands at work
Schooner C. A. Thayer
The C. A. Thayer is a wooden-hulled, three masted schooner with a long and colorful history. The last of her kind afloat on the West coast, the C. A. Thayer has hauled lumber, fish, coal, and war materials. She has survived 2 near sinkings and at nearly 100 years old requires much work to prevent her loss to wood rot.
James B. Thayer
A tribute to our sole surviving founder who was elected TFA's first Vice-President December 1992.
Thayer Week Declaration
Thayer Families Association General Meeting - Braintree, Massachusetts.
Selectman Jim Sullivan, Saturday June 21st, 1997
Thayer Public Library