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Provision Company Gets a New Manager
Ben Chapin takes over
January 18, 2023

O
riental’s Provision Company has a new manager: Ben Chapin, taking over for the retiring Pat Stockwell.

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Ben by the Provision Company Lines.

Ben comes over from West Marine, where he had worked for a decade.

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A warm Provision Company welcome.

He has a long time sailing & boating background – Ben’s dad was the late Wally Chapin, a sailmaker in Oriental for decades. Ben’s grandfather was also a sailmaker (back in Massachusetts).

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Wally and Ben Chapin (Ben in the background) at the then Hodges Street sail loft or Oriental Sailmakers. Photo circa 2005 ish.

The Provision Company is open Mon-Sat 9:30 a-5p, Sun 10a-4p.

The Chapin family also has another manager in town – Ben’s bride is Amy Chapin, manager of First Citizen’s Bank.

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Ben, Amy, and Captain Larry Walker at their wedding in 2010.

Posted Wednesday January 18, 2023 by Allison DeWeese


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