About us

Maine’s First Ship, a 501(c) (3) non-profit, is dedicated to building the replica Virginia while maintaining a welcoming environment for students, visitors, and our all-volunteer staff. Our efforts are fueled by the generosity of our members and supporters, our partnerships within the local community and the commitment of our volunteers.


Orman Hines
Sebasco Estates ME

Jeremy Blaiklock
Arrowsic ME
Vice President / Vessel

Allison L. Hepler
Woolwich ME

Dan Burchstead
Phippsburg ME


Roger Barry
Edgecomb ME

Lori Benson
Bath ME

Merry Chapin
Phippsburg ME

Paul Johnson
Bath ME

Will Neilson
Arrowsic ME

Jim Nelson
Harpswell ME

Jim Parmentier
Brunswick ME

Ed Rogers
Bath ME

Dan Sortwell
Wiscasset ME

Robert Stevens
Woolwich ME

Dan Wood
Woolwich ME

Advisory Committee

Chuck Frohmiller
West Bath ME

Frederic Hill
Arrowsic ME

Patti Irish
Brunswick ME
Media Consultant

Ed Rice
Woolwich ME

Gil Ross
Auburn ME

Wiebke Theodore
Arrowsic ME

Andrew Valvolotis
Georgetown ME

Eric Varney
Bath ME

David B. Wyman
Castine ME
Naval Architect