Since 1978 I have been fortunate to sail wooden boats. In 2006 I set out to find a Drascombe Longboat Cruiser for single-handed expedition sailing. This is the continuing story of how it came to be, our adventures, notes on the maritime world and other things I don't want to forget...

Friday, February 7, 2014

A Phoenix Rises

Last week I drove over to Deltaville, Virginia to consult on a museum project. The Deltaville Maritime Museum is rebuilding after a devastating fire in 2012 that took the museum building, the attached pavilion, several boats and much of the collection and exhibits. It is a volunteer-based institution and they have come back strong.

Photo: Larry Chowning

A new pavilion, comprised of a large kitchen and multi-purpose hall, as well as a new exhibit and office building have been constructed. Grants are in place to start exhibit development and everyone is working hard to "rise again".

A retrospective of John Barber's paintings of the Chesapeake will be the first exhibit opening in April with much more to come. I am really looking forward to being a part of this worthwhile endeavor.

New Museum Building and Exhibit Hall

Open architecture with clerestory windows

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