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M05 - Membership, Level 5, Commodore (Patron)

On Saturday, April 21 at 6 p.m., 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, salad, one complimentary beverage, and dessert. Book online by Wednesday, April 18, and get 30% off the ticket price! Enter the promo code "boat show" on the payment screen to claim your discount.

Naval Architect Kevin M. Kerwin will give a presentation spanning the history of paddle wheelers on the Apalachicola River to our exciting plans to design a new paddle wheeler to revive this historic mode of travel on the forgotten coast. Come be a part of the visioning process for this new vessel!

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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Start Point: AMM Visitor Ctr

Apalachicola Maritime Museum Visitor Center

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Meeting Point: Apalachicola Maritime Museum

The primary site of the Apalachicola Maritime Museum located at the waterfront in downtown Apalachicola behind the Franklin County courthouse with docks on the Apalachicola River.

Phone: 850-653-2500

103 Water StreetApalachicola, FL 32320

Driving Directions:

Look to the right as you pass over the bridge heading west into Apalachicola. You will see the concrete docks on the right. Take your first right after the bridge and then the second right past the courthouse onto Water Street. Go 100 yards to 103 Water Street.

Linked Map: Click here to view a map of this location.

Boat tours, eco and historical tours, barrier island excurions, kayak and canoe trips.