Friday, August 22, 2008

Moth Boats at the Museum

Museum of the Albemarle
501 S. Water Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909
Contact: Thomas Spagnol (252) 335-1453


The Friends of the Museum of the Albemarle invite you to participate in the 20th annual "A Day on the River featuring the Classic Moth Boat" Saturday September 20. Free family activities presented by the Museum’s Junior Docents begin at 10:00 am on the Museum Green with children’s crafts including making a miniature wooden sailboat, and making pirate hats. Enjoy the maritime music of performer Bill Darrow. Watch boat building demonstrations from the COA boat building class, and meet “Coastie” the talking boat from the U. S. Coast Guard. The Regatta begins at 11:00 am, and races will continue throughout the day featuring classic moth boats and classes for other small boats. Race registration is limited so sign up now! Also, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm visitors can participate in a book discussion and signing by C.S. Harrington author of Marsh Runners and meet Mullet Roar author William K. Brown and Dismal? The Great Dismal Swamp author Ben Casey who will host presentations in the Gaither Auditorium at 11:00 am and at 2:00 pm.

On sale in the lobby are limited edition t-shirts featuring the classic moth boat’s 20th anniversary at $15.00 each.

A Museum benefit dinner will begin at 5:00 pm. Tickets are available through the Museum at $10.00 each. All proceeds from the benefit dinner and the sale of t-shirts and other memorabilia will benefit the Friends of the Museum of the Albemarle.

The Museum of the Albemarle is located at 501 S. Water Street, Elizabeth City, NC. (252)335-1453. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sunday, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Closed Mondays and State Holidays. Serving Bertie, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hertford, Hyde, Northampton, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell, and Washington counties, the museum is the northeast regional history museum of the North Carolina Division of State History Museums. Department of Cultural Resources, State of North Carolina."Telling Our Stories".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I am interested in the moth boats of the 1930's, they hd a squared front end and had a very shallow draft with centerbord.. I live on the Susquahanna river and am interested in posibbly starting a regatta. There was one here in Bloomsburg PA for a few years until ww2. That boat was ideal for the shallow Susquahanna in the summer.
Frank Pursel


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