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.


Lori Benson
Bath ME

Jeremy Blaiklock
Arrowsic ME

Allison L. Hepler
Woolwich ME

Michael Walton
Bath ME



Dorsey Harrison
Georgetown ME

Orman Hines
Sebasco Estates ME

Paul Johnson
Bath ME

Will Neilson
Arrowsic ME

Jim Parmentier
Brunswick ME

Ed Rogers
Bath ME

Dan Sortwell
Wiscasset ME

Rowan Wagner
Bath ME


E Davies Allan
Westport Island ME
Marine Contractor

Roger Barry
Edgecomb ME
Graphic Designer

Ken Borgendale
Bath ME
Web Admin

John Foss
Rockland ME

Iver Franzen
Annapolis MD
USCG Certification Consultant

Sean Ireland
Yarmouth ME
City Development

Jim Nelson
Harpswell ME
Head rigger

Keith Spiro
Topsham ME
Media Consultant

JB Smith
Nobleboro ME

Robert Stevens
Woolwich ME
Head Shipwright

David B. Wyman
Castine ME
Naval Architect


Kirstie Truluck
Bath ME
Executive Director

Kimberly Madden
Part-time Operations Coordinator