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Edna Lockwood talk by Capt. Rose DiMatteo
September 26 @ 5:30 pm
The last sailing bugeye, the Edna Lockwood, is on a Heritage Tour and will be docked in Oxford Sept 24-26. Tour this piece of history, then come to OCC and learn more about the vessel and it’s recent restoration at the CBMM.
A National Historic Landmark, Edna is the last of more than 600 working bugeyes in the world. For this tour, the 85-ft. Edna Lockwood will be sailed by Capt. Rose DiMatteo, the first woman to captain this vessel in it’s 130 year history.
Rose is a graduate of Brevard College in North Carolina who holds a Bachelor of Arts in wilderness leadership and experiential education and a U.S. Coast Guard 100-Ton Master’s License with an Auxiliary Sailing Endorsement. DiMatteo has wide-ranging experience both in education and aboard boats, with a work history that includes serving as the assistant director of paddling programs for the Sultana Education Foundation in Chestertown, Md.; an educator and deck hand for the Lynx Educational Foundation in Nantucket, Mass; and an activity counselor for Camp Highlander in Mills River, N.C. She’s also been a crew member on tall ships like Sultana(where she served as first mate), Lynx, Coaster II, and Spirit of Independence.