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Reedville concert to benefit historic skipjack

A benefit concert to aid in the continued preservation of a historic skipjack will be held on Saturday at the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum.

Chesapeake singer-songwriter Janie Meneely and Dutch-born traditional balladeer Rob van Sante will join forces for an evening of folk music from the Chesapeake Bay. The concert will be held from 7-9 p.m. at the museum at 504 Main Street in the Northumberland County community.

Tickets are available online for $20 and $25 at the door. Children under 10 are admitted free.

Proceeds from the concert will go towards the ongoing preservation of the Claud W. Somers, one of the last remaining skipjacks that sail the Chesapeake Bay. Built in 1911 on Virginia’s Eastern Shore, the Claud W. Somers dredged oysters in Maryland until she sank in 1977 near Deale Island during a squall, leaving six drowned, including her owner-captain. The Somers was salvaged and restored and is now docked at the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum where she is available for publ...

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