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Boat builder to open RFM’s lecture series

Eric Jacobson will present “V-bottom boats: A Chesapeake heritage.”

The Reedville Fishermen’s Museum recently announced the 2018 Winter/Spring Lecture Series will begin at 7 p.m. February 5 at Festival Halle, 177 Main Street, Reedville. Speaker Eric Jacobson will present “V-bottom boats: A Chesapeake heritage.”

“As the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum commemorates its 30th anniversary, please join us in the lecture series along with other events in this year-long celebration of three decades of existence,” said lecture chairman Betty Gasper.

Chesapeake mariners and boat builders developed useful and attractive craft for their work, said Gasper. To say, “V-bottom Chesapeake boats” is almost redundant. This type, also called “deadrise,” has been characteristic of the area…

Rappahannock Record Staff
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