The Premiere Showing of the PBS Documentary “The Legacy of Gilbert Klingel: Man of Steel” took place at the Mathews High School auditorium on July 15, 2018. For those who were unable to attend this showing, here are a few photos of the event. (Photos courtesy of Peggy Crowder, VPA.)
This film was sponsored by the Mathews Maritime Foundation and produced with fantastic support from the Marine Environmental Research Corporation, B&C Seafood, Davenport & Company and contributions from our local community and others across the country who knew GiIbert Klingel and wanted his story to be told.
The journey through Gilbert’s life has been a magical trip. As we researched each aspect, we discovered people and events that we had little or no knowledge of and this took us further into his life and times. For us, it was a labor of love.
Before the show there was some music played by a wonderful twosome, Andrew and Jonathan, whose original music is heard in parts of the film. They were given a hearty welcome.
Gwynn’s Island song writer John Atkinson is also thanked for his original music which can be heard at the beginning of the film and at the very end with his “Ode to Wilson Rowe”, a song written about a Gwynn’s Island waterman.