Yesterday around 6PM the Deltaville Maritime Museum went up in flames. There are a bunch of stories online and on Facebook. We have provided links below. And mooched a fantastic pic from Larry Chowning… But the upshot is the fire started in the pavilion, it was boat building week.. Boats were destroyed, and a lot of the artifacts were saved by the folks there. The roof caved in… The fire is still under investigation. The Museum is a big time dream of fellow Woody Boater Kaptain Crunch and his wife. They have been building this museum with sweat for years. To say this is tragic is an understatement. The Museum is a social gathering place for the community that in recent years has had its decades share of crap happen to it, including a Tornado that took out a church. Deltaville is a very small down on the Northern Neck of Virginia. And is home to some very rich maritime Chesapeake Bay history dating back to Capt John Smith! The one silver lining here is that Deltaville is an amazing community and without doubt the museum will be rebuilt and be even more amazing after the fact. Here are some links to the story.
Here is the link for the Deltaville Museum http://www.deltavillemuseum.com/