Speaker meetings are held the 3rd Thurs. of each month, Sept. - May, 7pm at the Mathews Maritime Museum at 482 Main St., unless otherwise specified.
FEBRUARY - 2/20/14
George Harrison, project manager on the Data Architecture Team of the Newport News Shipyard, will present “Modern Shipbuilding: Computer Aided Design.” Learn how computer-aided design has revolutionized the shipbuilding industry, while ensuring that complicated modern ships be built faster, better and cheaper. Mr. Harrison's team is responsible for providing systems engineering services and support for the shipyard’s data model applications, including CAD, CAE, and CAM tools. These business solutions integrate end-to-end design, construction, and lifecycle support for the ships Newport News builds and services.
JANUARY - 1/16/14
The Mathews Maritime Foundation will host David Krop, MA, to speak on the conservation, archaeology, history, and artifacts of the famed Civil War ironclad. Included will be a few words about the current funding issues that threaten the project. Dave Krop is Director of the USS Monitor Center at The Mariners’ Museum. He manages the conservation of over 200 tons of metal and organic artifacts recovered from the wreck site of the USS Monitor. He also actively participated in the development of the USS Monitor Center’s award-winning exhibit, Ironclad Revolution. Mr. Krop spent two years with the Queen Anne’s Revenge Shipwreck Project, conserving artifacts from what is believed to be the remains of Blackbeard’s flagship that sank off NC in 1718. He has also participated in numerous underwater archeological field projects in Virginia, North Carolina, and the Caribbean.
Kids Kayak & Conservation Camp
Aug. 4-8, 2014. Plans being made now.