Letter: A visit from the Godspeed
On behalf of the Mathews Land Conservancy, I would like to thank everyone who visited and enjoyed the Godspeed at Williams Wharf last weekend. As per our mission, we were happy to host this exciting and educational event for our county that was free and open to the public. Special thanks go out to the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation, the Yorktown Victory Center, Captain Eric Speth and the crew of the Godspeed, as well as Nancy Welch and the Mathews County School System for their partnership in providing this wonderful, educational event for the children and citizens of Mathews County and beyond.
Thanks also go to Pam Muffelman and the Mariners’ Museum for providing the fantastic exhibit, "When We Belonged to England," in the Community Building at Williams Wharf. An added bonus was the information provided by Forrest Morgan and the Middle Peninsula chapter of the Archeological Society of Virginia.
We also offer appreciation to the Gloucester-Mathews Garden Tour Committee for allowing us to provide a luncheon for the tour at Williams Wharf on Saturday.
As usual, the sheriff’s office in our county was on top of the requested security for this event and we truly appreciate your efforts. A final thanks to the Cub Scouts for offering a delicious dinner to the crew and our board.
As always, we welcome the general public on a daily basis to Williams Wharf from sunrise to sunset to enjoy pier fishing, picnicking and human-powered boat launching.
Lynda Smith Greve
General Operations Manager
Mathews Land Conservancy