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Antique and Classic Boat Show Dinner and Lecture
Antique and Classic Boat Show Dinner and Lecture
21 April 2012 - 06:00 PM
Apalachicola Maritime Museum - Apalachicola


On Saturday, April 21, the Maritime Museum will host a lecture and dinner as part of the 14th Annual Apalachicola Antique & Classic Boat Show weekend.  Tickets are $25 per person and include low country boil, one complimentary beverage, and dessert.  Book online by Saturday, April 14, and get 30% off the ticket price!  Enter the promo code boat show on the payment screen to get the discount.

Naval Architect Kevin M. Kerwin will give a presentation on the interesting history of paddle wheelers on the Apalachicola River and our exciting plans to design a new paddle wheeler to revive this historic mode of travel.

Kevin Kerwin was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and grew up sailing and drawing clipper ships, building ship models, and doing other marine art there. He was educated at the University of Michigan and  has been a practicing naval architect since 1978. His experience includes engineering design of nuclear attack submarines, destroyers, cruisers, assault carriers, oilfield supply boats, tugboats, aluminum and fiberglass Surface Effect Ship catamarans, the USCG 47’ Motor Lifeboat, LCAC hovercraft, large motor yachts, sailing yachts, and cargo landing craft. He has been president of Kerwin Naval Architects since 1997, performing refit and new construction engineering for clients worldwide.  He is the Engineering Manager for Eastern Shipbuilding Group in Panama City, Florida, a business that builds various tugs, offshore platform supply vessels, ferries, fireboats, and construction vessels.  He is a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, American Welding Society, Society of Boat and Yacht Designers, American College of Forensic Examiners, and the Superyacht Society.  Mr. Kerwin enjoys sailing, music, car collecting, history, and shooting sports in his spare time.

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