The dolphin for Virginia's dock was constructed of three pilings. It was damaged during the cold snap in February and today removed from the river. Conditions were fine for the project--or observing the project!--with flat calm water and warm spring sun. The same conditions served well for more work on the oars.
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What did the colonists eat at Popham or onboard Virginia when they sailed her home to England? Join MFS and guests, Chef Sam Collins and Mike Dekker, to learn how food was prepared 400 years ago. Members will get first notice when lunch tickets available.
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Sunday's MFS Annual Meeting "ticked all the boxes." Members gathered at Sarah's Cafe in Wiscasset just down the way from Virginia at her current berth; they listened to committee reports and updates on activities and plans; and they voted on changes to the bylaws and officers for the coming year. Once business was out of the way, it was on to enjoying one another's company and the tasty spread that Sarah and her team had prepared. Thank you both to the Members who were able to join us and to Sarah’s Cafe Sarah's Cafe #thefirstingredientislove #winteringinwiscasset #wiscassetmaine #annualmeeting #thebusinessofnonprofits #makingplans #meetvirginia #historyingenuitycommunity ... See MoreSee Less
Juuuust warm enough to paint today. It must be spring! ... See MoreSee Less
Creative problem solving at its best!
Huzzah! MFS is so pleased to announce that we--along with the Pejepscot History Center in nearby Brunswick--received grant funding through the Preserving America Grant from Americana Corner. The funds granted to MFS will support equipment essential for operating Virginia including life vests and emergency equipment.
Many thanks to Americana Corner for this significant support.
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Pejepscot History Center and Maine’s First Ship receive funds from Preserving America GrantPejepscot History Center and Maine’s First Ship are two of 119 nationwide recipients of the 2023 Americana Corner Preserving America Grant award, which is providing more than $835,000 in funding to ...
Well done MFS!
Thank you to those who answered the call to support repairs for Virginia's home dock. Supporters are Members and Members are Meeting 3pm this Sunday, March 26. Members at the Friend Level and above may vote on bylaw changes & officers. This Annual Meeting will be held at Sarah's Cafe, 45 Water Street, Wiscasset, near Virginia's current berth at the Wiscasset Town Dock.
Want to learn more? Join us after the business meeting for a 5-6pm social hour with light refreshments & cash bar; Keith Spiro's "Moods of Virginia" photography exhibit, and our new documentary video featuring some of the founders of the project.
For meeting details or to become a member visit mfship.org
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