Join us for MFS’s annual gala dinner and Silent Auction on Tuesday May 8 at J.R. Maxwell’s in Bath, beginning at 5:30 pm. Featured speaker this year is writer and adventurer Hodding Carter, who recently completed a six-week trip through Maine and Quebec that re-enacted Benedict Arnold’s 1775 expedition to attack Quebec City.
In September, Carter, his friend and MFS shipwright Rob Stevens, and other volunteers used the MFS dooryard to build a 24’ bateau similar to what Arnold would have used. The small group of adventurers, including Carter and Stevens, left from the Pittston site of where the original bateaux were constructed. Six weeks and several portages and carries later, the group crossed the St. Lawrence River and climbed the Plains of Abraham to “capture” Quebec.
Tickets are available from the MFS office on Front Street (above Maxwell’s), by telephone 443-4242, or by email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are $40 each or two for $75 Ticket seekers might also purchase tickets by stopping by Virginia on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 9 am to 3 pm.