This website is dedicated to Captain Ben’s Father;
DR. GEORGE KARL GARDNER JR.
APRIL 23, 1944 – JANUARY 1, 2018
Maine was the perfect environment for a passionate fisherman and hunter and George spent countless hours seeking fish and wildlife. In the Gulf of Maine, he fished for stripers, bluefish, mackerel, tuna, and shark. George loved to fish with Captain Ben during the winter months in the Florida Keys where they successfully landed tarpon, mahi-mahi, snapper, sailfish, and yellowtail. In the woods, George’s long list of successful hunts included moose, bear, turkeys, ducks, rabbits, fowl and deer. In his final season of hunting in the Fall of 2017, he harvested a 4-point whitetail buck with a crossbow at the Curry farm.
George also loved playing and watching sports. He was a star high school basketball and football player, and he faithfully stood along the sidelines at sporting events of his children and grandchildren. He religiously followed the New England Patriots and the Boston Bruins, Celtics, and Red Sox.