The Kirk Maritime Museum is one of Linwood's little known treasures. Its creation was a labor of love by Jim Kirk, the first city historian, and Tom Adams, a nationally known ship modeler. Displays feature many of the tools used by local baymen to gather clams and oysters in the nearby bays as well as tools used by the shipwrights who built their ships. There are hands-on exhibits where visitors can practice rope knots, caulk a boat or use tools at the workbench. The highlight of this museum is the outstanding collection of Tom Adams ship models including a whaling ship, four and five masted barkentines, a liberty ship, the Cape May-Lewes Ferry and several other models. Tom's first model of the Sindia is on display in the Linwood Library upstairs.

 

 

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