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Family Boat Building Week July 16-22 in Deltaville

Did you know that once a year, right here on the Middle Peninsula, people from all over the country get together to build a boat, in one week, that they can take home? Would it amaze you to watch families of folks just like yourselves turn little stacks of raw wood into sleek, floating watercraft? Would you believe it is happening right here in Middlesex County? Is it possible it might be happening within driving distance? Could it be a one-of-a-kind event? Is it totally open to the public? Interested? If so, read on!

Take a short day trip to Deltaville and visit the 15th annual “Family Boat Building Week” at the Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park at 287 Jackson Creek Road. Watch the “build” families hands-on with woodworking tools as they work as a family team to problem solve, and share a wonderful experience on pristine Mill Creek on the museum waterfront. This all happens July 16-22.

The annual Great Skiff Race starts at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 22, and the Family Boat Building Week week-ending fish fry begins at 11 a.m. Come by road or water. Find out more on the museum website at

Read the rest of this story in this week’s Southside Sentinel at newsstands throughout the county, or sign up here to receive a print and/or electronic pdf subscription.

posted 07.12.2017

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