The Saint Augustine Maritime Heritage Foundation is a resource for inspiring community, business, corporate and government participation in organizing and supporting maritime projects, activities, events that focuses on showcasing our historic waterways.
Our mission, is to promote an understanding and awareness of the nation’s oldest city and waterways, its maritime heritage and to support greater connectivity and utilization of this magnificent asset. An essential aspect of this activity is the recognition and promotion of the significance of the Hispanic Cultural Heritage as an essential part of the story of America. The signature event that will showcase life and activity in 16th Century St. Augustine is the construction of a 16th century Astillero (Boat Yard) at Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park that houses a working replica of a utility work boat called a Chalupa.
We recently were selected as a Legacy Project for Focus 450 St Augustine.