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Shaw to speak on shipwright's life June 19 at Rehoboth Museum

Jun 07, 2014
Source: Submitted Shipwright Andy Shaw, who grew up in Lewes, will speak about his craft June 19 at the Rehoboth Beach Museum.

Members and friends of the Rehoboth Beach Historical Society are invited to attend a presentation by shipwright Andrew M. Shaw, “17th Century Ships in a World Gone Modern.” at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 19, at the Rehoboth Beach Museum. A shipwright is an artisan skilled in one or more of the tasks required to build vessels.

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Reservations are required and seats may be reserved by calling 302-227-7310. The presentation is free for members. Donations are suggested for non-members. Light refreshments will be served.

Shaw is a shipwright and restoration carpenter who grew up in Lewes. In the late '90s he worked on the building of Delaware's Kalmar Nyckel. For the past 16 years, he has restored and maintained the Maryland Dove and her fleet of small wooden boats at Maryland's Historic St. Mary's City.

Shaw now operates a woodworking business in Lewes. He specializes in preservation and restoration, drawing from his background in museum work and on wooden vessels.

The museum is located at 511 Rehoboth Ave.. Parking is available. The museum is handicap accessible. Society memberships are available. Go to www.rehobothbeachmuseum.org for more information.

 

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