|Schooners gathered in Olde Towne Portsmouth, Virginia for Schooner Days|
The Portsmouth waterfront from North Landing to beyond the High Street Landing will showcase around 40 schooners from local and distant ports and is considered the largest gathering of schooners in the world.
|2010 Schooner Days at Portsmouth, Virginia|
Schooner Days was created to commemorate Portsmouth Virginia's rich maritime history with a variety of scheduled historical recreation events including demonstrations by shipwright artisans, maritime related musicians, costumed actors and even a hands-on building of skiffs! Other exhibits will be on hand to bring awareness for the need to preserve and improve the natural resources of the Chesapeake Bay.
|The Colonial Seaport Foundation will be on hand Saturday, October 16 at Portsmouth Virginia's Schooner Days.|
|Maritime exhibits at the Colonial Seaport Foundation tent.|
|Members of the Colonial Seaport Foundation. Come and meet them during Schooner Days.|
The education will take place on shore and aboard a replica of an early 18th Century coastal trading sloop, which the CSF is currently rebuilding from a bare hull. A curriculum will be established to provide pierside education, classroom lectures and possibly underway field trips for students and interested citizens or organizations. Parts of the curriculum will cover selected topics from the Standards of Learning published by the Commonwealth of Virginia.
|Model of Colonial Seaport Foundation's 'LUNA'.|
Members of the organization are volunteers who have self-funded their efforts to date. You can read more about the Colonial Seaport Foundation by visiting their website @ http://www.colonialseaport.org