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Mathews Maritime Foundation

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


Donor Boats for Sale boats for sale

1978 Macgregor 25
1982 Helms 27
1974 Catalina 27 sloop

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Sea Scouts Ship #66

Sign up for monthly outings and training sessions, ages 13-21.

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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



For donations being made in honor of Dave Mortimer, please use the special button below.


All other donations, click here to Donate.