Author Archives: Keith Toler

  • Four Reenactors talking to visitors on street corner in Olde Towne Portsmouth Virginia

    Troupe Brings Portsmouth History to Life

    “Edutainment” comes to Olde Towne Portsmouth actors take history to the streets They educate folks on Portsmouth history and portray real historic figures, but they are not re-enactors.  They sing, dance, and tell jokes, but they are more than entertainers.  They are edu-tainers.  They are Mary Veale and the Colonials, and they bring history to …

  • Navy ship on the Elizabeth River with Hammerhead Crane in background

    Portsmouth Virginia’s Proud Military Tradition

    A History of Service Portsmouth, Virginia – A small, seaport town on the Elizabeth River.  Virginia’s Historic Seaport.  The cradle of military history in Virginia. Home to America’s oldest naval shipyard, its oldest naval hospital, the 5th District of the U. S. Coast Guard, and the headquarters for the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Command. For over 250 …

  • sailboat moored in Craford Bay Portsmouth VA

    Visiting Portsmouth Virginia by Boat

    Mile Marker Zero Welcome to Mile Marker Zero on the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway. The AICW runs for over 1,100 miles to just beyond Plantation Key, Florida and has a connection at Fort Myer’s, Florida to the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway connecting to Brownsville, Texas.  Often called “the ditch,” the AICW is frequented by both pleasure boaters …