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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

Lapstrake dinghy w/oars
1974 Catalina 27 sloop w/sails
1978 Morgan Out Island

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Freya Update

The Gilbert Klingel-built boat, Freya, is on her way home to Gwynn's Island. New arrival date is June 3rd.

More about this project
Donate to the Freya project

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
Become a film sponsor



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.