Work continues on weekends at the Gwynn's Island Boat Shop, with ongoing boat restoration and repair, as well as boat building projects. Stop in and try your hand. All skill levels welcome.
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Friends of Jim Brown celebrated his 90th birthday with the launch of a new website including photos, videos, articles to document the adventures of this sailor, marine designer, multihull pioneer.
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Brown, Colvin, Deagle, Diggs, Hudgins, Klingel, and Schlenk - boatbuilders of Mathews County, VA. Can you help us identify others and tell their stories?
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2800+ local artifacts and exhibits. Currently closed for the season, but email us to tour by appointment.
Your support funds educational programs, restores historic boats, and preserves the maritime history of Mathews Co.
Tax deductible donations can be made by cash, check, or PayPal. MMF also maintains a profile with the Community Foundation at connectVA.org.
"In 1951, several nature writers were captivating readers with books that would endure for generations. Rachel Carson opened our eyes to the oceans’ wonders. Thor Heyerdahl thrilled us with his tale of South Seas bravery aboard a log raft. And Gilbert Klingel, a lesser known but no less knowledgeable author, took us where no one else had gone before and lived to tell of it: to the bottom of Chesapeake Bay..."
Click here to read the full story from April 2021 →