VIRGINIA returning to Hampton Roads to be readied for sale

The beautiful 126' VIRGINIA, a re-creation of the last Virginia pilot schooner that sailed the Chesapeake Bay, is curtailing her sailing season and returning to Hampton Roads in August and will likely be put on the market for sale. The Board of Directors of the Virginia Maritime Heritage Foundation, owners and operators of the Schooner VIRGINIA announced that revenue from current operations and other sources has proven inadequate to support her current operating model. Accordingly, the sale of the vessel appears the most prudent decision at this time. Fall programs scheduled to start after August 10 have been cancelled. For additional information, please contact Will King, Executive Director, VMHF. 757-672-7809 or e-mail him at

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