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Holly Point Market is Sept. 22

Looking as much like a piece of art as the very fast water skimmer that she is, this sleek hydroplane being exhibited at the Deltaville Maritime Museum brings back fond memories of the 40s and 50s when these home-built beauties were common on our creeks and tributaries. This wonderful donation, built by Charles D. Long, sports a completely restored 1953 Mercury model KG-4H similar to the engines used on these boats back in their heyday. Although #55 is a temporary exhibit, she can be seen any Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or on Sundays from noon-4 p.m. at the Deltaville Maritime Museum on 287 Jackson Creek Road.

by Bill Powell
Events Director
Deltaville Maritime Museum

Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park will have a Saturday of shopping as well as live music, exhibits, and nature trails at its Holly Point Market from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on September 22. Over 30 vendors will line the paths and Waterfront Park.

We welcome back Captain Pete (Cardozo) and the Farinholt Brothers’ restored deadrise “Only Son” to our museum Pierwalk on Mill Creek with his wonderful scenic workboat cruises on Mill and Jackson creeks. Only Son, a round-sterned Deltaville Deadrise, has been undergoing repairs at Chesapeake Boat Works over the last month. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity. The cruises start around 10 a.m.

There will be lots of shopping from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. with produce, arts, crafts, cheeses, honey, peanuts, bread, Greek pastries, and live music in the Pavilion, walking the park and trails, eating great food, lounging around, and a concert in the evening at Groovin’ in the Park from 5-8 p.m.

The market vendors crank up at 9 a.m. and the museum will open an hour early with donation only admission from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The museum features its new maritime and history exhibits. Don’t miss the new hydroplane visiting exhibit in front of the enhanced Boat Builders Shop and, just to the right, check out the new Tidewater Oyster Growers Exhibit in progress.

The “Cigar Box String Band” will play live in the South Pavilion from 10:30 a.m.-noon. If the weather is really nice they may be on the waterfront. There will be a special appearance by the park’s own troubadour, David Moran.

Take a break with the Bistro crew at 1 p.m. and come back around 3:30 p.m. for Tom’s magical mixology at the Groovin’ concert. The Bistrobunch will serve hot dogs, hamburgers, BBQ, chips and cold beverages right along with Tom’s offerings for the concert.

The Deltaville Maritime Museum and Holly Point Nature Park is in Deltaville at 287 Jackson Creek Road, and by water on Mill Creek. To get to the museum and park, follow Route 33 (General Puller Hwy.) through Deltaville and turn right across from the Citgo service station onto Route 660 (Jackson Creek Rd.). out the museum, visit You may also email the museum office at , write to P.O. Box 466, Deltaville, VA 23043, or call the office at 804-776-7200.

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posted 09.12.2018

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