Simmons to speak on traditional wherries

Jul 15, 2014
Walt Simmons will present a talk on wherries Wednesday, July 23 at Lincolnville Community Library.

Lincolnville — Walt Simmons will present a program on traditional wherries Wednesday, July 23, at 7 p.m. at the Lincolnville Community Library.

Simmons will speak about the history of the Lincolnville wherry, including the one on display in the Jackie Watts Open-air Museum on the site of the Lincolnville Community Library. He will also tell about how the boats were built and used.

Simmons has been a boatbuilder in Lincolnville for 40 years and is the author of several books on boats and boatbuilding, including Wherries.

This program is sponsored by the Lincolnville Historical Society. The library is located at 208 Main St. in Lincolnville Center. For more information, call 763-4343 or email lincolnvillelibrary@tidewater.net.

 

 

 

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