2015 Speaker Series:
[3rd Thurs. of the mo., Sept. - May,
7pm at Mathews Maritime Museum]
Feb. 19 - Cancelled due to weather - The dugout canoe will be the topic of the Mathews Maritime Foundation’s February speaker’s meeting. It will be presented by Mr. William Stickney who will describe how a reproduction of the dugout was constructed at Jamestown, VA.
Native Americans were the first to use the dugout on the waterways of the Chesapeake Bay, and the dugout and its variants were commonly used in this area until the 1930’s.
This presentation follows the construction of a replica dugout fashioned from a 16’ cypress log for a museum exhibit at the Jamestown Settlement. The process of construction and what may have been used by the early people of Virginia will be discussed along with a slide show.
This event is free and the public is invited to enjoy this presentation on Thursday, Feb. 19th. at 7 PM, at the MMF Museum, 482 Main St. Mathews Court House, VA.
Boat Building Work Days -
Work sessions held at the Gwynn's Island Boat Shop for work on Peggy of New Point and the new Gill 12 Mini Tug. Details and dates to come.