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Mathews Maritime Foundation

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

Donor Boats for Sale

boats for sale

New Year, New Boat! -
Sailfish, w/sail, daggerboard
1978 Drascombe Scaffie, 14'
1987 Tanzer 25 sailboat

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Freya Update

The Freya - The 1953 steel sailboat, built by Gilbert Klingle, is coming home to the Gwynn's Island Boat Shop, which sits at the original location of Klingel’s Gwynn’s Island Boat Yard.


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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.

Lecture Series

Jan. 19 at 7pm - Construction of the 18th century Bermuda sloop “Luna” will be the topic presented by Mr. John Collamore, of the Colonial Seaport Foundation in Deltaville. Join us at the museum for this free event!

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Sea Scouts

Coming soon! - Sea Scouts are now being organized. The float above, from this year's Mathews Christmas Parade, is a Bay/River sailing skiff. It is one of many small sailboats we have to offer to Sea Scouts. Join to learn more about boats and sailing.

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