Maine's First Ship

Using our reconstruction of the 1607 pinnace Virginia for education and community

aka Maine's First Ship   |   Bath, ME   |  mfship.org

Mission

Maine’s First Ship strives to use our reconstruction of the 1607 pinnace Virginia to immerse the public in an exploration of the region’s early history, craftsmanship, and relationships, and their impact on our community and environment today.

Ruling year info

1998

President

Orman Hines

Executive Director

Kirstie Truluck

Main address

P O Box 231

Bath, ME 04530 USA

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EIN

04-3364532

NTEE code info

Arts, Cultural Organizations - Multipurpose (A20)

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Summer at the Freight Shed

Weekly programs including visits to the Popham Colony site, musical events, theme dinners, and hands-on activities like model boat building and knot tying.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

The Jane Stevens Visitor Center is located in the Bath Freight Shed in Bath Maine. It has exibits about the history and archaeology of the 1607-08 Popham Colony, 17th Century boatbulding and navigation, and of the 21st century reconstruction of the pinnace Virginia. Inside the freight shed is Virginia's rigging. Outside and in the boat shed Virginia is now under construction, but will soon be at the wharf. Visitors are encouraged to walk the deck of Virginia

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Maine's First Ship

Board of directors
as of 12/13/2021
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Board chair

Orman Hines

Jeremy Blaiklock

Lori Benson

Allison Helpler

Dan Burchstead

Merry Chapin

Dorsey Harrison

Paul Johnson

Will Neilson

Jim Nelson

Jim Parmentier

Ed Rogers

Dan Sortwell

Robert Stevens

Dan Wood

Rown Wagner

Michael Walton

Sharon Drake

Organizational demographics

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