Rock Hall Marine Restoration and Heritage Center (RHMRHC) will hold an Open House on Saturday, May 6, 2017 from 11 AM to 4 PM.
At the Center will be Steamboats on the Chesapeake and Chester River display, the historic Log Canoes Tenacious and Glide, Benson Duvall Orca, Irving Crouch/Harry White bateau and newly constructed Goldy Vansant Rock Hall Marine Restoration and Heritage Center Garvey. (Raffle tickets for the Garvey are still available at $20 with the drawing to be held on Waterman's Day).
This Open House is a kick-off for our next project, fundraiser and boat build, is a Harry White Rock Hall Marine Restoration and Heritage Center 20' Bateau. Harry White is a highly respected boat builder hailing from Biscuit Hill in Rock Hall where he constructed many wooden and cold molded fiberglass work boats from bateaus to larger Chesapeake Deadrise vessels. Raffle tickets to win this bateau will also be available at $20.
Food and refreshments will be on sale and include fresh fried Chesapeake Soft Shell Clam and fries baskets, beer, wine and water.
Chesapeake inspired music will be played by Ed Kline & Friends.
All are invited to help us launch the build of the Harry White bateau, see our historic vessels and facility and help us raise funds for our operations. Raffle tickets for both the Goldy Vansant Garvey and Harry White Bateau will be on sale for $20 each.
You may contact RHMRHC by phone at 410-739-2093 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mission of Rock Hall Marine Restoration & Heritage Center is to collect, preserve, exhibit and interpret boats and other objects related to the history of boating, sailing and working vessels in Rock Hall, Maryland and the Chesapeake Bay to enhance learning, understanding and appreciation of the contributions of these vessels and builders.
Duly, we provide a facility that exhibits the heritage, lifestyle and product of those that have given, crafted with their hands, grown and harvested on the water and in the field.
We are a Maryland Nonprofit Organization and operate as a 501C3 under the Midshore Community Foundation.
Goldy Vansant - Rock Hall Marine Restoration and Heritage Center Garvey