The people of Maine’s First Ship

Maine’s First Ship strives to use our reconstruction of the 1607 pinnace Virginia to immerse the public in an exploration of the region’s early history, craftsmanship, and relationships, and their impact on our community and environment today.

Maine’s First Ship is a 501(c)(3) non-profit 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

Michael Walton
Bath 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

Rowan Wagner
Bath ME


Roger Barry
Edgecomb ME
Graphic Designer

Will Blake
Bath ME

Ken Borgendale
Bath ME
Web Admin

Kip Files
Rockland ME

Paul Gamache
Phippsburg ME

Frederic Hill
Arrowsic ME

Sean Ireland
Yarmouth ME

Gil Ross
Auburn ME

Robert Stevens
Woolwich ME

Wiebke Theodore
Arrowsic ME

David B. Wyman
Castine ME
Naval Architect


Kirstie Truluck
Bath ME
Executive Director

Kimberly Madden
Part-time Operations Coordinator