Gwynn’s Island boat builder Gilbert Klingel is featured in the April 2021 issue of Chesapeake Bay Magazine

“In 1951, several nature writers were captivating readers with books that would endure for generations. Rachel Carson opened our eyes to the oceans’ wonders. Thor Heyerdahl thrilled us with his tale of South Seas bravery aboard a log raft. And Gilbert Klingel, a lesser known but no less knowledgeable author, took us where no one …

Klingel film wins top honors and Grand Prize Award

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Great News! The biographic documentary film, “The Legacy of Gilbert Klingel: Man of Steel” directed by Dave Miller, has been awarded the Grand Prize Award and top honors at the RVA Richmond Environmental Film Festival. “The Legacy of Gilbert Klingel: Man of Steel” will be shown Sunday, February 10th, at the Byrd Theatre in Richmond, at 3 …

Film – Gilbert Klingel: Man of Steel

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Filmmaker Dave Miller of Aylett, Virginia is currently creating a documentary film about Gilbert Klingel and Freya’s journey home to Gwynn’s Island, VA. Titled “Gilbert Klingel: Man of Steel”. Miller, whose film projects about the Chesapeake Bay including “Journey on the Chesapeake” and “Oysters, Boats and Men”, have been well-received, said his new film will …