Events SPRING/SUMMER 2013
All dates and details should be confirmed through the LSCo Hotline 301-390-4089 - note, this is a person's house, please don't call before Eastern Time or after ).
AT hotmail.com for more information on all events
Current voyage schedule (There may be changes due to weather, etc. Watch for updates)
The ship is out of the water for the winter/spring - she will be relaunched in late spring of 2013
Maintaining the ship is critical to the Longship Company, and participating in the work provides as much or more historical experience and insight as sailing and rowing on her.
WORK SESSIONS -- Schedule still in development. Dates and tasks will be tentative depending on the weather. Check with us also for possible "do at home" projects
April 13 - Saturday - Assemble 10:00 (or as soon thereafter as you can get there) With the other events occupying people in the following two weeks, if the weather is looking good we will get further work on the ship done, and will go ahead on driving teh well.
April 27 - Saturday (for those not attending SMCF)- Assemble 10:00 (or as soon thereafter as you can get there)Tasks include sanding & scraping on the ship, gluing, jacking the well point/pipe back out a few feet (we got carried away last time and drove past the water table), repairing oars, cleaning and repairing other equipment.
May 18 - Saturday - Assemble 10:00 (or as soon thereafter as you can get there) interior sanding. We may have the ship power washed by this time, if so bilge cleaning and final bottom scraping.
May 26 - Sunday (tentative) - Assemble 11:00 (or as soon thereafter as you can get there) Oiling decking, interior and exterior. Caulking.
Early to mid June Exterior gloss. Bottom painting
LateJune/Early July Launch
A great thanks to all of you who showed up for work sessions last year, and especially to the haul-out crew who despite small numbers still managed to do what needed to be done, and similarly the small crew who accomplished the big job of getting the winter shelter up on a cold, windy day. We look forward to seeing some new faces and long absent old ones this year as we get the ship ready for the season
April 20-21 - Marching Through Time - Marietta House Museum - Gyrfalcon on display, with LSCo members giving demos. (Fred is our contact with the Marietta House and the event organizers. Bill, Pam, and Alix will be there representing LSCo so anyone wishing to take part should coordinate with them)
April 27 - Southern Maryland Celtic Festival - Jefferson Patterson Park, St Leonard's MD - Gyrfalcon on display - Living history camp - Details to be announced - Adrian is coordinating
May 11 - ComicCon - Archbishop Neal School, LaPlata, MD - Gyrfalcon on display and LSCo members giving demos. Contact Bruce or Marc for further details
July 19 - August 4 PENNSIC - Cooper's Lake, PA - some LSCo members will be attending
(Tentative) Sept. Fall Follies Arts & Crafts Festival - Leonardtown, MD - Possible LSCo booth/display. Possible Sae Hrafn voyage and dock display. Watch for further development/details
All dates and details should be confirmed through the LSCo Hotline 301-390-4089 - note, this is a person's house, please don't call before Eastern Time or after
Email longshipco AT hotmail.com for more information on all events
INTERESTED IN COMING ALONG ON A VOYAGE IN 2013?
Our typical voyage is a casual afternoon trip of a few hours, devoted to developing ship handling skills, conducting archeology by experimentation, scouting locations for future filming or other activities, and/or just enjoying the the water, sun, surroundings, wildlife, etc. while getting some good exercise. Depending on crew size, the weather, and other conditions, we may go out on the lower Potomac (or Chesapeake or Patuxent - depending where we are docked), or explore some of the nearer and more sheltered estuaries in the area. If you would like to take part in a voyage, we welcome you to come along as a guest, space and circumstances permitting. Contact us to make arrangements and get the required information. There is no charge -- however, donations are most welcome, and those guests physically able to do so are expected to help in rowing and the general operation of the ship as needed.
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All activities of the Longship Co., Ltd., including activities involving the Sae Hrafn or the Gyrfalcon, are at the discretion of the Board of Directors. If you have any questions about specific events contact the person(s) listed above, if you have something for the board, the newsletter, or want more info on joining, please contact the board at the company email box LongshipCo@hotmail.com --- or call the Longship Hotline at 301-390-4089 (Maryland, USA) for more information.