In 1890, Scott J. Matthews founded the Matthews Boat Company in Bascom, Ohio. Fifteen years later, in 1906, Matthews, designed and built a 70-foot yacht. This vessel was capable of taking himself, and family of four, plus two others, on a 9,000-mile trip.
The adventure, of almost one year, transversed the eastern half of the United States, which is now referred to as the “Great Loop”. This trip was a “first” for a private yacht and its success resulted in moving the Matthews Company to Port Clinton in 1906.
A documentary was made with the collaboration with the Maritime Museum of Sandusky. It includes many of the original photos taken along the way. The narrative is based on the written account of Scott Matthews.
Viewing of the video “The Maiden Voyage of Onward” will take place on
Thursday, March 19, 2020, 6:30 pm to 7:45 pm
Following the video Q & A with Bob Reynolds (grandson of Scott J. Matthews)
Location: Port Clinton City Hall, Council Chambers