Friday, August 23, 2019

2010 - Building Sailboats for 4-H Camp

Fundraising began in 2010 to provide sailboats for the Jamestown 4-H Camp's newly established sailing program. Local clubs, marinas, and individuals adopted boats to be built and repaired by volunteers and youth, and guided by professional boat builders.
In the same year, renovations began inside our Museum building at 482 Main Street... opening up interior space for larger display objects and meeting space, and making the building handicap accessible. We are grateful to the many volunteers that came together and got it done!
And also in 2010, RCC's Marine Trades Program held its first class, ABYC certification on diesel engines, at our Gwynn’s Island Boat Shop location. A busy year for the foundation!

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

2009 - Restoration of the Peggy of New Point begins

10 years ago the Mathews Maritime Foundation launched into an extensive overhaul of the Mathews-built 1925 vessel, Peggy of New Point, shown here at Horn Harbor. Photos of the process and more can be found on her blog at
2009 also marked the formation of the Heritage Trail. This partnership project highlights the coastal landscape and nautical heritage, starting with the East River. The Heritage Trail is a companion guide to the Mathews Blueways Trail. Guide info is at