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Mathews Maritime Foundation

Working to preserve, present, and participate in the rich maritime and cultural heritage of Mathews, Virginia.


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Donor Boats for Sale boats for sale

2004 Scout Dorado, 22'
14' Sharpie, nice sail
1989 Privateer 18 foot

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Get Onboard - Sea Scouts Ship #66



Freya Update

Gilbert Klingel's steel-hulled sloop has returned home to Gwynn's Island.

More about this ongoing project
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The Klingel Film

Film Director Dave Miller is currently producing a film titled “Gilbert Klingel: Man of Steel” that will feature the Freya and more.

More about this film
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2340+ Local Artifacts

We're Growing - And so is our collection of artifacts. When you support the Mathews Maritime Foundation and Museum, you're helping fund educational programs, restore historic boats, and preserve the maritime history of our county.

Tax deductible donations can be made through giverichmond.org or by cash, check, or PayPal.

Our mailing address is:
Mathews Maritime Foundation
PO Box 1201
Mathews, VA 23109


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