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Festival celebrates county’s rich maritime history

The Mathews Maritime Foundation will again be sponsoring a day for residents and visitors to learn more about the county’s rich maritime history. Mathews Maritime Heritage Day 2011 will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at various locations throughout the county.

Dave Machen, MMF spokesperson, said that there will be seven stops people can make on the tour Saturday. "Each stop will bring its own unique experience," he said.

"This year, we are presenting maritime heritage in a much different way than in the past," said another MMF volunteer Marcy Benouameur. "Rather than meet at one place around various booths, we would like for you to visit actual maritime-related sites in person."

The event will have a home base of Morningstar Marinas, Cricket Hill, where Machen said there will be various displays and music by Juniper Green around 11 a.m. "The Yorktown Waterman’s Museum will have some of its artifacts on display," he ad...

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