59 Degrees North Podcast: Episode 8, Joe Elder

31 Oct

Joe Elder and his wife Alison own and run Skipjack Nautical in Portsmouth, VA. it’s one of the few places like it in the USA – a treasure trove of nautical artifacts and artwork stretched throughout a beautiful gallery overlookin the Elizabeth River in Portsmouth. Joe and I talked about how he got involved starting the business, his career as a professional diver and underwater archaeologist, how he and Alison lost it all at the original Skipjack due to a catastrophic fire and Joe’s passion for history and all things nautical. We chatted in the back of Skipjack at a table where Joe was just working on valuing a series of swords from a local collector, some dating as far back as the War of 1812. The place is awesome! Thanks Joe!

This article was syndicated from sailing blog - 59 North, Ltd.

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