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Alexandria Seaport Foundation

Virginia Historic Site

The Foundation sponsors numerous activities to build interest in and knowledge of Alexandria's maritime heritage, with a particular focus on the young people of the community. Among the projects supported by the foundation are boat building (including a 42-foot two-masted Potomac River Dory Boat), maritime craft classes, and marine environmental science projects.

ASF's signature program is a Boat Building Apprenticeship Program, an nationally recognizes workforce readiness program which helps at-risk youth, between the ages of 18-22, acquire the job and social skills necessary to secure well-paying, career-path jobs. These skills and competencies, along with improved attitude and increased self-esteem, allow these youth to enter the workforce and become responsible, productive members of society.

Since 2010, the Seaport Foundation has been building two 30-foot Potomac River dories, the William Henry and the Monte Byers.

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Alexandria Seaport Foundation
2 Duke Street
Alexandria VA 22314