Author Archive: Steven Ormsby

Cornwallis’ Fleet Analysis

The Watermen’s Museum is proud to announce that we will be working with the 1781 Foundation in support of the National Park Service’s American Battlefield Protection Program (ABPP) Office.  During the 2015 ABPP Grant period, the 1781 Foundation was awarded a $32,600 grant. This project will develop a comprehensive planning and…
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Scenic and Historic York River

Did you know that the York River, the home waters of the Powatan Confederation, location of America’s busiest early colonial port, site of the last major battle of the American Revolution, occupied port during the ‘War of Northern Aggression,’ and seafood breadbasket for the people who have lived along her shores,…
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What’s a Waterman?

We are a small, privately-run, non-profit museum whose mission focuses on a very unique niche of American history and culture…The Watermen.  So, what’s a Waterman? Some in California and Hawaii would try to tell you that their watermen are the surfers and recreational fishers.  But, we know better.  We rely on the definition…
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