Speaker meetings are held the 3rd Thurs. of each month, Sept. - May, 7pm at the Mathews Maritime Museum, unless otherwise specified.
DECEMBER - 12/10/13 (*special date & place) The Mathews Maritime Heritage Trail DVD, "East River Expedition," will be screened Tues., 7pm, Central UMC Fellowship Hall, Church St. in Mathews, VA. The DVD features maritime sites, including homes, wharves, packing houses, shipyards, old and new photos. It follows the Mathews Blueways Water Trails, and was produced by
Griffith films. Refreshments and DVD's sales to follow.
NOVEMBER - 11/21/13
Carl Hobbs, worked at VIMS for 40 yrs. and will present "The Geological History of Chesapeake Bay with Some Thoughts on the Future." He will talk about the crater from 35 million yrs. ago that sits in what is now the Chesapeake Bay, and sea level rising in our area. The meeting will also include a preview of the new DVD "Mathews Maritime Heritage Trail - East River Expedition." Join us.
OCTOBER - 10/17/13
Our speaker will be Wes Jones, lifelong local sailor presenting slides from his 2012 back-to-back east and west transatlantics. Wes, who owned his first sailboat at the age of 10, sailed his Fast 40 “Valiant”, a 5500 lb. sloop that has a beam of 8 feet and is dry-sailed from a trailer. The passages, which were completed with 68 days at sea and a total calendar time Deltaville to Deltaville of 86 days, included a direct Deltaville to Kinsale, Ireland passage on the “northern route” of 24 days, a dismasting, and a return Azores to Deltaville without a working engine.
Mathews Christmas Parade
Dec. 14, at 1pm, downtown Mathews, VA. Come out, support the community, and see Peggy's pilothouse all decked out. Don't forget to stop at the Visitor Center to get your copy of the latest Heritage Trail DVD and 2014 Merchant Marine Calendar. They make great gifts!