Sunday, May 4, 2008

Fun at the 34th Annual Wooden Boat Show

We had a pretty good time yesterday in Beaufort, at the NC Maritime Museum's annual wooden boat show. Due to some last minute, unforeseen issues we had five guys in attendance instead of the eight we thought we would have. Still, we were able to do Civil War US Navy and War of 1812 impressions, complete with steam engineering, navigation, and small arms displays. I conducted numerous musket demonstrations throughout the day and we even fired our unit's swivel gun a few times. We saw about twice the number of spectators as last year, but could have stood a few more. Nonetheless, a good time was had by all. And we even came away with an invitation to serve on board the tall ship Royaliste at the upcoming 1812 Grand Tactical in Maryland. Photos follow.Sailing Master Jim Greathouse (L) and Quartermaster Chris Grimes (R) portray 1812 privateersGene Oakley demonstrates how a steam engine works

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