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Cape Gazette CAPE LIFE FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18 - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2011 711~ The Milton Historical Society recently announced the opening of the exhibition Capt. Conwell's Milton will take place Friday, March 4. The exhibition tells the story of shipbuilding and seafaring in Milton through the lens of Capt. James Carey Conwell (1861-1931). The exhibit will run until Satur- day, Sept. 17. Conwell was a prosperous ship captain who lived in the ship- building village of Milton with his wife, Clara (1864-1950) and daughter, Ethel (1903-1938). They purchased a home at 119 Federal St. in the late 19th centu- ry. This home was lived in by members of Conwell's family un- til very recently. In Conwell's time, the shipbuilding industry employed many people in differ- ent occupations. Many young men from Milton also worked as sailors and cooks on the ships that traveled to distant and excit- ing places all over the world. Conwell was the captain of the schooners A.P. Nowell, Laura Anderson and Thomas Wins- more. These ships carded cargo PHOTO COURTESY OF DR. JAMES C. WHITE THE SCHOONER THOMAS WINSMORE was built in Milton in 1890. James Carey Conwell was captain of this ship. like coal and lumber from such major ports as Philadelphia and New York all the way to Cuba. On the return trip the ship brought back goods like sugar and fish scraps. ConweU's wife Clara sailed on many voyages with her husband and was herself an investor in the ships. On the Thomas Wins- more's first voyage Clara Con- well owned a 1/32 share. In the log book ofA.P. Nowell, another schooner captained by James Conwell, Clara Conwell's entries describe the weather and events on the trips. She was called Capt. Clara by her friends at home in Milton. Capt. Conwell's Milton will feature objects used and owned by the Conwells, including mar- itime artifacts and art, 19th cen- tury ship's logs, photographs and everyday 19th century items. The exhibit corresponds with a walking expedition created for schoolchildren and funded by the Carl M. Freeman Foundation The public is invited to a fre FACES grant program. The chil- opening reception from 5 t0"7 dren's walking tour kicks off this p.m., Friday, March 4. spring. The walking expedition The Milton Historical Society incorporates national, state and is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., local history, art and architec- Wednesday to Saturday. ture, and encourages students to For more information visit his- become observant, or call 684-1010. ildew, mold and salt ruin homes- gel your home cleaned today! FREE ESTIMATES Seniors 10% Discount l Decks Windows. Driveways. Docks. Gutters ,J The Wash Buggy 302-752-8560 410-749-9537 Serving Locals Since 1990 L Licensed and Insured Call the company that locals have been using for 19 years! Briefly )) Program to explore Delaware history The Rehoboth Beach Public Library will host "Delaware His- tory through Memorials, Monu- ments and Markers" by story- teller and author Ed Okonowicz at 4 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 22, in the upstairs meeting room. This pro- gram is sponsored by the Delaware Humanities Speakers Bureau and Visiting Scholars program. This program features a variety of Delaware's heritage and historic events that are pre- served through documents, oral history and more publicly through shrines or markers. These tangible tributes and, in some cases, ongoing historical re-enactments, demonstrate Delaware's role in the nation's history and recognize the state's diverse heritage. For more information visit re- or call 227- 8044. The program is free and open to the public. Support group offered for survivors ofmurder The Mental Health Associa- tion of Delaware in conjunction with People's Place is offering a monthly support group for peo- ple who have lost a family mem- ber, friend or co-worker to a sud- den and violent death. The Sur- vivors of Murder Support group meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m., the first Tuesday of each month, in Milford. The meetings are confi- dential, but registration is re- quired by calling 422-8026, Ext. 116. Location and other informa- tion will be given at that time. vintage and allocated Our temperature controlled wine cellar. Save hundreds of dollars off single bottles from the finest selection of wines at the beach. All wine. Excluding our wine cellar. All spirits and beer. Wine Tasting Saturday, February 19, 2-6pm >. Our wine cellar features over 2.000 bottles includang." Chateau Petr~ Ghateau Mouton Rothschild, Chateau Margaux, Penfolds Grange, Shafer Hillside Select, Axios~ Gaja, Opus One. Cakebread, and many more 302.539.7400 Open Year Round 7 Days a Week! 32967 Coastal Highway, Bethany Beach