The new build continues at the Boat Shop on Gwynn's Island every Saturday at 10AM. If you have an interest in how a boat comes together from the ground up, then make plans to join us. All skill levels welcome!
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"I recently returned from a trip to Maine, in part to visit with Mark Jackson on Green Island. Mark was the Maritime Technical Instructor at Vinalhaven High School and he was seeking a boat that needed restoration and would fulfill the need of his project..."
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"In 1951, several nature writers were captivating readers with books that would endure for generations. Rachel Carson opened our eyes to the oceans’ wonders. Thor Heyerdahl thrilled us with his tale of South Seas bravery aboard a log raft. And Gilbert Klingel, a lesser known but no less knowledgeable author, took us where no one else had gone before and lived to tell of it: to the bottom of Chesapeake Bay..."
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Brown, Colvin, Deagle, Diggs, Hudgins, Klingel, and Schlenk - boatbuilders of Mathews County, VA. Can you help us identify others and tell their stories?
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