1760 British Yawl wooden boat recreated by Heritage Boatworks volunteers

2020-03-11T09:44:06-04:00March 11th, 2020|

 Vessel built at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum for re-enactment group Heritage Boatworks volunteers at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum have completed a replica of a 1760 Yawl wooden sailing vessel. This commission for HMS Bellisarius, a re-enactment group, was handcrafted for near three years. “Using plans from 1760, the boat builders have constructed a working Yawl. These boats were adopted by the British Navy in 1701 as the smallest class [...]

St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum awarded $15K grant from Volunteer Florida

2018-10-25T15:55:02-04:00October 25th, 2018|

Volunteer student interns help at summer camp each year at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum. This photo is from a 2018 summer camp activity. The St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum will receive a $15,000 grant from Volunteer Florida. The Tallahassee-based organization announced this week that it is awarding $360,000 in Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) grant funding to 24 nonprofit and service organizations throughout the state. Each organization will receive a $15,000 grant, [...]

Spreading Holiday Cheer to our Volunteers

2016-12-21T11:04:36-05:00December 21st, 2016|

With just a few days left before the Christmas holiday, our staff and trustees gathered together yesterday for one of our favorite annual traditions. Our nonprofit museum would not exist without our incredible corps of volunteers. We have over 250 folks who help us with everything from sweeping the tower to office administration tasks to standing at the top and bottom of the tower all hours of the day to provide guest services for our 200,000 [...]

Progress on the Florida Skipjack

2016-03-16T08:00:40-04:00March 16th, 2016|

The building of an authentic replica of a traditional fishing craft called a Florida skipjack was begun with a grant award from the Community Foundation from Northeast Florida. The Crisp-Ellert Grant is one that supports the arts and the Foundation has acknowledged that traditional wooden boat carpentry is an art form. The mission of the Heritage Boatworks at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum is to “recover, preserve, and pass on the traditional art [...]

St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum Hosts Volunteer Recruiting & Training Session

2014-11-06T13:26:43-05:00November 6th, 2014|

Volunteers interested in donating their time to preserve and present maritime history are invited to join the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum for a special recruiting and training session on Thursday, Nov. 13th. ST. AUGUSTINE, FLA. – Volunteers are at the heart of every nonprofit organization, and at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum it is no different. Although the museum has a thriving base of more than 200 volunteers, more are always needed to [...]