Maritime Education Fund
The AMSS/Maritime Museum Education Fund is a 501(C)3 charitable restricted-use fund within the San Diego Maritime Museum for the purpose of bringing maritime educational experiences to the public. These projects will be organized by the Ancient Mariners Sailing Society in cooperation with the San Diego Maritime Museum.
To create and maintain a "Fund" to pay for all reasonable costs associated with the activities that promote Maritime educational experiences with an emphasis of learning through the perspective of time and culture. These Maritime educational experiences, including the McNish Classic Regatta oral/photographic history, will be organized by the Ancient Mariners Sailing Society (AMSS) in cooperation with the San Diego Maritime Museum. The "Fund", known as the Ancient Mariners/Maritime Museum Education Fund, will be maintained as a restricted-use fund and ledger account by the San Diego Maritime Museum. Any donations received from individuals or corporations to be used for reasonable costs to run the specific activities organized by AMSS, will be made through the San Diego Maritime Museum. The donors of cash or items will be given a receipt of donation, which includes the Maritime Museums 501(C)3 tax identification number.
The Board of Directors for the Ancient Mariners/Maritime Museum Education Fund will decide which maritime educational projects to pursue at the beginning of each year and will be the only persons who may authorize disbursements from the Fund.
Donations to the AMSS/SDMM Maritime education fund can be made by donating directly to the San Diego Maritime Museum, specifying the AMSS/SDMM Maritime Education Fund in the memo space. We are a dedicated fund within the Maritime Museum. Donations may also be given to any one of the three Education Fund Board members (Ann Kinner, Chris Frost, or Jerry Newton), mailed to the Maritime Museum, or taken to the office on the Berkeley.
The donors of cash or items will be given a receipt of donation from the purser's office, which includes the Maritime Museums 501(C)3 tax identification number.
2022-23 Production of video of Dick McNish and the McNish Classic Race
2023-24 Production of video of Pacifica, a founding AMSS flag member 50 years later.
~2002-2012: 3-10 Bevins Skiffs were built as a “Family Boatbuilding Project” by families with no woodworking skill under the direction of shipwrights from the AMSS and SDMM. Skiffs were built, completed, and rowed on the weekend of the SD Wooden Boat show. With donations from Downwind Marine the skiffs were complete with oars, and rowlock hardware and launched on Sunday at the SD Wooden Boat show.
2013 San Salvador Ship Building with Master Shipwright Frank Townsend
The Ancient Mariners Sailing Society and the San Diego Maritime Museum invite the public to participate in a San Salvador Ship Building event to be held at Spanish Landing. The event will be held on a weekend Day in July or August 2013 as designated by the San Diego Maritime Museum. The Shipbuilding Day will be one 6-8 hour day of Shipbuilding directed by a Maritime Museum Master Shipwright on actual San Salvador construction projects. No previous woodworking experience is required and the event is free to the public.
2015 Sabot Boatbuilding: This year the AMSS/SDMM Maritime Education Fund has returned to small boat building with the construction of a Naples Sabot at Koehler’s Wooden Boat Show. Several previous Family Boat Building projects built the Bevins Skiff. While easily built without a mould, the skiff was thought to be a bit heavy and too long at 12’ 6” to be easily handled as a cartop dinghy. The 7' 10" Naples Sabot is a traditional 1940’s Southern California Design, and it was chosen due to its lightweight construction and ease of handling. The Naples Sabot is also the most popular youth sail-training dinghy in San Diego and the one built this year could be used in the local fleet.
2017 Vanishing Sail Documentary film showing at Dana middle school. “Vanishing Sail” is a documentary film on Carriacou (Grenadines) boat building by Alexis Andrews http://www.vanishingsail.com/. Alwyn Enoe is one of the last boatbuilders practicing a trade passed down the generations from Scottish settlers that arrived in Carriacou in the 18th century. The event will be used to raise funds as described below for the restoration of the BUTCHER BOY owned by the San Diego Maritime Museum.
2021 Production of Skookum III video by Mark Albertazzi of a schooner's reconstruction.