The Shipwrights Birthday! Luna's steering system

As a surprise to our SHIPWRIGHT, for his 75th birthday (even though he says hes only going to be 50) we would like to honor him by raising funds for Luna's steering system. Our goal of $1500 will cover half the hydraulic steering system for Luna. Anything raised above that will be used to complete the purchase. 

John "Chip" Collamore, III, Shipwright
“My earliest recollection of childhood is wading through a mud puddle pushing a stick”, recalls John Collamore, III. Sailing and boat building have been a primary and integral part of his life ever since. While the other boys were out playing ball or chasing skirts Chip was racing and building boats at Wheeler Yachts in Rehobeth, Mass. After high school, he shipped to the Caribbean from Maine on a 43-foot schooner. Later he raced from Newport to Bermuda and, in 1964,earned a membership in the prestigious Ocean Cruising Club following a transatlantic passage from Newport, Rhode Island to Ireland.
As a early employee of Bristol Yachts he immediately recognized the future of fiberglass in boat building and patented a building process in conjunction with renowned boat builder Allan Vaitses of Mattapoisett, Mass.
At age 26, Chip moved his family to Deltaville, Virginia and founded Hulls Unlimited Inc. with his father John H. Collamore, Jr. With the help of many dedicated employees, they built over 100 fiberglass commercial work boats ranging in size from 26 to 65 feet.
Also included was a successful line of aquaculture products.
Since selling the business in 1998 a long list of freelance maritime projects has presented
itself, including fiberglass covering the 105 foot Feadship, SUMMER LOVE, as detailed
in Professional Boatbuilder Magazine. Chip has long been an advisor for fiberglass technical training with the US Coast Guard Training Center in Yorktown, VA.
As a founding member of CSF Chip has developed the lines of LUNA to recreate an 18th century Bermuda sloop around the original Rosborough hull and is currently leading the reconstruction effort as our  Shipwright. 

More information about Colonial Seaport Foundation: COLONIAL SEAPORT FOUNDATION (CSF) IS A MARITIME EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION. OUR PURPOSE IS TO PRESERVE FACETS OF AMERICA'S COLONIAL (17TH-18TH CENTURY) MARITIME HERITAGE BY PROVIDING HISTORICALLY ACCURATE INFORMATION AND EDUCATION TO THE PUBLIC. CSF DISPLAYS AND DEMONSTRATES THE OPERATION OF VESSEL(S), EQUIPMENT, TOOLS, PROCEDURES, SKILLS AND LIFESTYLES USED OR EXPERIENCED WITHIN THE MARITIME COMMUNITY.

www.colonialseaport.org

Donations

  • Pyrates Way 
    • $25 
    • 7 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 7 mos
  • Merilyn McNeely 
    • $50 
    • 7 mos
  • Donna Diamond 
    • $100 
    • 7 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $100 
    • 7 mos
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Organizer

John Collamore 
Organizer
Deltaville, VA
Colonial Seaport Foundation 
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