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Denbigh Benefit Dinner

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Denbigh Project Director Barto Arnold with (center) Evangeline Whorton. Project volunteers Julie (l.) and Kathryn (r.)  Arnold greeted guests as they arrived.

The Denbigh Project hosted a benefit dinner at the Bob Smith Yacht Club in Galveston on March 11, 2000. About seventy guests attended, including descendants of Denbigh crew members Robert Horlock and Charles W. Pickering. The evening's entertainment featured music by the Barquentones of the 1877 Iron Barque Elissa and a presentation on the Denbigh Project.

The Denbigh Project owes a debt of gratitude to Evangeline Whorton of Galveston, the Barquentones and all the volunteers who made the evening such a success.

sdinner01.jpg (3203 bytes) The Barquentones, a group composed of volunteer crew members of the 1877 Iron Barque Elissa, launch into a spirited rendition of "Strike the Bell."
sdinner02.jpg (2542 bytes) Dinner organizer Evangeline Whorton (l.) chats with guests Stephen Fox and Frances (Sissy) Farenthold.
sdinner03.jpg (3680 bytes) Denbigh Project volunteer Laura Masters (r.) discusses her experience on the project with two guests.
sdinner05.jpg (2974 bytes) Descendants of Robert Horlock, Denbigh's cabin boy, occupied a full table for the evening.
sdinner06.jpg (3170 bytes) The dinner culminated with a presentation on the Denbigh Project's past and future by Barto Arnold.
sdinner07.jpg (2510 bytes) Project Diving Officer Eric Van Velzen (r.) shows artifacts recovered from the Denbigh site in 1999 to a guest. In the foreground sits a working model of a diagonal engine similar to Denbigh's built by project volunteer Gene Shimko.



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"An Extremely Fast Boat" | The "Mobile Packet" | A "Bold Rascal" | Denbigh Today
Denbigh's Crew | The Erlanger Loan | Birkenhead-Built: An Unrivaled Legacy
Denbigh Primary Source Documents | Galveston During the Civil War | Denbigh, Clwyd, Wales
The U.S. Coast Survey and the Blockade, 1861 | The Ship's Library: Recommended Reading
Running the Blockade Into Galveston: A Personal Narrative | Denbigh Day-by-Day
Denbigh Portrait | Official Number 28,647 | Valve Chest Animation (300kb) | Investors
Links of Interest | Denbigh F.A.Q. | Denbigh's Engines | Denbigh's Boiler
Feathering Sidewheel


April 27-28 Side Scan Survey | May 7-10 Site Mapping
June 16-17 Sub-Bottom Profiling | Site Mapping, July 9-12, 1998 | Dive Trip, October 18-30, 1998
Underwater Images | 1999 Summer Field Season | Denbigh Site Plan
Jerry Williams Speaking Tour | Denbigh Project Benefit Dinner |
Denbigh Artifacts | 2000 Field Crew | 2000 Field Crew Photo Album |
The Denbigh Wreck Site: A Quicktime VR Panaorama
Connecting Rod Recovery, July 22-24, 2000 | Modeling a Shipwreck
Credits & Thank-Yous

J. Barto Arnold et al. 1998-2000, The Denbigh Project, World Wide Web,
Institute of Nautical Archaeology, Texas A&M University, E-mail: (  
Monday, July 03, 2000 Revision.

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