The people of Maine’s First Ship

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 volunteers. 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

Lori Benson
Bath ME
2nd Vice President

Allison L. Hepler
Woolwich ME

Dan Burchstead
Phippsburg ME


Merry Chapin
Phippsburg ME

Dorsey Harrison
Georgetown 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


Roger Barry
Edgecomb ME
Graphic Designer

Will Blake
Bath ME

Ken Borgendale
Bath ME
Web Admin

Sharon Drake
Bath ME

Chuck Frohmiller
West Bath ME

Paul Gamache
Phippsburg ME

Frederic Hill
Arrowsic ME

Chris McCarthy
Brunswick ME

Gil Ross
Auburn ME

Wiebke Theodore
Arrowsic ME

David B. Wyman
Castine ME
Naval Architect


Kimberly Madden
Part-time Operations Coordinator