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Maritime Heritage Day Saturday in Mathews

The Mathews Maritime Foundation will hold its Maritime Heritage Day Festival from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event will be held outdoors on the lawn beside the museum which is located on Main Street.

Tents will be set up for various activities and projects the foundation is currently working on. MMF members can sign up for a Sunday Cruise on Chesapeake Bay buyboat “The Peggy” or for boatbuilding and repair workshops which will take place at the Gwynn’s Island Boat Shop. Boat building and repair workshops will continue through the summer.

Raffle tickets towards winning a deadrise boat model will be available for purchase. Raffle proceeds will benefit Riverside Walter Reed Hospital, Gloucester.

Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla 66 will give a presentation on water safety with the support of the Mathews Outdoor Club. Coloring books and other handouts will be available for kids and face painting will take place near this site.

Backwoods BBQ will have food for sale. The museu...

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