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17th Century Woodworking

Join MFS volunteer Fred Gosbee for a look at woodworking techniques from the 1600s (when the original Virginia was built!) using a pole lathe and shaving horse.  Stop by 10am-2pm to see Fred while he works on “wooden bits for the rigging” throughout the...

Women’s Ship Building Day

Join other volunteers at Maine’s First Ship’s waterfront boat shed for the third annual Women’s Shipbuilding Day in Bath. Maine’s First Ship is reconstructing the 50-foot pinnace Virginia, built by English colonists in 1607 at the mouth of the Kennebec River....

Lots of Knots!

Maine’s First Ship presents Summer at the Freight Shed Try your hand at knot tying with Virginia’s rigger, Jim Nelson. Learn to tie the sailor’s most important knots and make your own knot board!  Jim will be working on the rigging all day...

Site Visit of Popham Colony

Maine’s First Ship presents Summer at the Freight Shed We will head downriver to tour the Popham Colony site with avocational archaeologist Orman Hines.  Orman will give a general description of the 18 years of excavations by Dr. Jeffery P Brain.  Because of...

Build a Model Boat

Maine’s First Ship presents Summer at the Freight Shed 2018 Build a Model Boat Wednesday, August 8, drop in 10am-2pm Rub elbows with Mark Phillips and other volunteer shipwrights and craft your own vessel. We will have pieces pre-cut for assembly with glue.  You...

Classic Sea Chanteys at Work

Maine’s First Ship presents Summer at the Freight Shed Old sailor’s songs, known as chanteys, were fun to sing but they had a purpose as well. Join the crew of Maine’s First Ship and learn some of the classic sea chanteys while you lend a hand at the...

Guided Tour of the Virginia

Maine’s First Ship presents Summer at the Freight Shed MFS shipwright Rob Stevens hosts an in-depth visit with the pinnace Virginia, currently under construction next to the Kennebec River.

17th Century Woodworking

Maine’s First Ship presents Summer at the Freight Shed Join Fred Gosbee for a look at woodworking techniques from the 1600s (when the original Virginia was built!) using a pole lathe and shaving horse.  Stop by to see Fred while he works on “wooden bits for the...

Solstice Soiree

Maine’s First Ship presents a Solstice Soiree at the Bath Freight Shed, Saturday, June 23, 6-10pm, featuring Tom Whitehead’s Rites of Swing; lite fare, cash bar, cash oyster bar from Winter Point Oysters, bonfire.  Tickets $20 in advance, call MFS at...
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