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

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

Ben by the Provision Company Lines.

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

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).

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.

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

Posted Wednesday January 18, 2023 by Allison DeWeese

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