We are truly saddened by the passing of our dear friend and longtime board member, Chandler Blackington. His love of model ships and fire-fighting apparatus was undeniable. He helped the Museum acquire many beautiful models, the latest being just this last summer. Corresponding with master model maker Tom Black, Chandler was instrumental in getting the model Vinal Haven I displayed at the Museum. Chandler, and son Neil, were responsible for obtaining an original EP Walker fire helmet and belt buckle also on display at the Museum, and Chandler much enjoyed volunteering at the Old Engine House on Main Street in the summer. He was an avid Vinalhaven post card collector and enjoyed sharing his collection with us and other collectors. Chandler will be greatly missed!
An acquisition fund has been established in Chandler's name.