If you enjoyed Vinalhaven Images, you'll enjoy this new collection of Vinalhaven maritime images. Part of Arcadia Publishing's Images of America series, this book includes wonderful images from along the waterfront - netmaking, boat building, vessels, people, and places that were all a major part of Vinalhaven's maritime history. $23
Now Available at the Historical Society!
Vinalhaven Boston Post Cane Recipients
Come learn the history of this New England tradition! Pictures and history of past cane holders, along with the original cane are on display.
We are truly saddened by the passing of our dear friend and longtime board member, Chandler Blackington. His love of model ships and fire-fighting apparatus was undeniable. He helped the Museum acquire many beautiful models, the latest being just this last summer. Corresponding with master model maker Tom Black, Chandler was instrumental in getting the model Vinal Haven I displayed at the Museum. Chandler, and son Neil, were responsible for obtaining an original EP Walker fire helmet and belt buckle also on display at the Museum, and Chandler much enjoyed volunteering at the Old Engine House on Main Street in the summer. He was an avid Vinalhaven post card collector and enjoyed sharing his collection with us and other collectors. Chandler will be greatly missed!
An acquisition fund has been established in Chandler's name. If you would like to donate, please send a check to the Museum at PO Box 339, Vinalhaven, ME, 04863, with CBAF in the memo line. Thank you!