Filey Town Council
In partnership with
Filey Bay Initiative
August 20 2005 is the 30 year
anniversary of John Adam’s discovery of the wooden wreck in Filey Bay
conjectured to be the famed Bonhomme Richard. In a
exclusive initiative to mark this occasion, John Adams and the
Filey Bay Initiative have launched the
Filey Bay John Paul Jones Heritage Coast
Initiative, the first of its kind in
This Initiative celebrates the
brave action of Captain Pearson of HMS Serapis and Commodore John Paul Jones of
the American Continental Navy who fought a brilliant action at sea of classic proportions,
within the environs of Filey Bay. The battle has fascinated people for
generations and is an important part of history that is embedded into the fabric
of the history of Filey Bay.
The Filey Bay John Paul Jones
Heritage Coast Initiative is complementary to the Filey Town Council’s Cultural
with Prince Frederick of Calvert County USA, (home of John Paul Jones) and has
the involvement of Filey’s Chamber of Trade.
This is an educational and
to raise the awareness of and to promote Filey and its environs. It will focus
on aspects of our beautiful coast and its heritage and also will provide
additional information to visitors to Filey and add flavour to their visit.
The Filey Bay Initiative has
already hosted overseas visitors regarding the famous battle and with the
benefit of a thirty year research programme and exclusive access to John Adams
and his team, we are able to host a number of presentations and
educational functions for residents and visitors in Filey by prior arrangement.