Black Pilots of the Nanticoke River

The Seaford Museum, in partnership with the Delaware Humanities Forum, is proud to announce a new exhibit telling the story of the Pilot Town section of Concord and the black pilots of the Nineteenth Century who lived there. They skillfully piloted their vessels down the Nanticoke River, sailed the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic coastline on schooners carrying cargo from port to port. The exhibit includes a ship's helm diorama, a navigational game, a virtual docent on Ships of the Chesapeake, and informational signage on being a pilot. The display makes a wonderful addition to the museum and will later serve as a great entranceway to the new maritime history gallery to be located in the newly enclosed dock area. This program is partially funded by a grant from the Delaware Humanities Forum, a state program of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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Black Pilots of the Nanticoke River


Concord, Delaware


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