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July 2017

Sea Squirts Summer Camp: Clever Creations Week, ages 7-9

July 24 @ 9:30 am - July 28 @ 12:30 pm

Explore the magic of the Chesapeake Bay’s people, animals, and environment through creative, hands-on activities, stories, games, and crafts at CBMM’s Sea Squirts Summer Camp. Scholarships are available.

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Rising Tide Summer Camp (FULL)

July 24 @ 9:30 am - July 28 @ 3:30 pm
Rising Tide Summer Camp

CBMM’s Rising Tide summer camp is a full-day, hands-on program for students entering grades 6 to 9, where campers create, explore, and have fun through Bay focused activities. Each week long camp will include woodworking and boatbuilding, on-the-water activities, and adventures to locations such as Wye Island and Tuckahoe State Park.

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MEMBER NIGHT: Sailing, Sailing

July 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Private sailing lessons are offered at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland

What better way to spend a summer evening than watching sailboat races from the beautiful At Play on the Bay Building next to the museum’s jewel, Navy Point? These Wednesday Night Races are a lot of fun — competitive and good-natured from beginning to end. This will be an amazing evening with spectacular views.

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Log Canoe Cruises

July 29 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm
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Enjoy a river cruise to watch the log canoe races on the Miles River from our buyboat, Winnie Estelle. Log canoe races are a quintessential Chesapeake pastime, and from a shady spot onboard Winnie’s deck you’ll get an up close and exciting look at the action. Amateur photographers, sailing aficionados, or wooden boat enthusiasts will all find something to enjoy on CBMM’s log canoe cruises!

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Sea Squirts Summer Camp: Bay Explorers Week, ages 4-6

July 31 @ 9:30 am - August 4 @ 12:30 pm

Explore the magic of the Chesapeake Bay’s people, animals, and environment through creative, hands-on activities, stories, games, and crafts at CBMM’s Sea Squirts Summer Camp. Scholarships are available.

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August 2017

Community Ecology Cruise

August 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Enjoy a summer ecology excursion on CBMM’s Winnie Estelle. Adults and kids are welcome on this up-close and personal exploration of the Miles River and its unique habitat and ecology. Learn how to monitor the water quality of the river, try your hand at water testing, and explore the critters on an oyster reef, all while cruising in the breeze on the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s buyboat. Birders will enjoy the route, which features a route near Long Point Island, known for its eagle and osprey populations and heron rookery. Families with children are encouraged!

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Fishing Friday

August 4 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Enjoy fishing and crabbing on CBMM’s waterfront. Equipment and bait will be provided. Please note, participants age 16 or older must bring a fishing license in order to fish.

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Family Boatshop

August 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join CBMM shipwrights in the boat shop for a family experience helping to complete Pintail, a 25’ Draketail under construction, restore a canoe and start a new build in October. For ages 10 and up, accompanied by an adult.

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Sea Squirts Summer Camp: Bay Explorers Week, ages 7-9

August 7 @ 9:30 am - August 11 @ 12:30 pm

Explore the magic of the Chesapeake Bay’s people, animals, and environment through creative, hands-on activities, stories, games, and crafts at CBMM’s Sea Squirts Summer Camp. Scholarships are available.

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Rising Tide Summer Camp (FULL)

August 7 @ 9:30 am - August 11 @ 3:30 pm
Rising Tide Summer Camp

CBMM’s Rising Tide summer camp is a full-day, hands-on program for students entering grades 6 to 9, where campers create, explore, and have fun through Bay focused activities. Each week long camp will include woodworking and boatbuilding, on-the-water activities, and adventures to locations such as Wye Island and Tuckahoe State Park.

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Open Boatshop

August 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Have an idea for a woodworking project but just don’t know where to start or perhaps don’t have the tools you need? Come to the Boatshop to work on these projects under the guidance one of CBMM’s experienced shipwrights.

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Tall Ship: Pride of Baltimore II @ CBMM

August 11 @ 9:00 am - August 13 @ 5:00 pm
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The tall ship Pride of Baltimore II will be at CBMM on Friday, August 11, and remain dockside along CBMM’s campus through August 13, with deck tours offered from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. In 1988, Pride of Baltimore…

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Watermen’s Appreciation Day

August 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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  On Sunday, August 13, 2017, the 8th annual Watermen’s Appreciation Day comes to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., featuring a spirited boat docking contest, steamed crabs and other regional food, live music, beer, boat rides,…

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Chesapeake’s Best Crab Cakes Educator Workshop

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
The Crab Cakes educational program at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland.

Follow the blue crab from the Bay to the table in this hands-on workshop which emphasizes Chesapeake geography, biology, and economics. Designed to complement the Chesapeake’s Best Crab Cakes Immersive tour, educators will explore the relationship between people and the blue crab, and leave with resources to implement the accompanying 5E Model Lesson in the classroom.

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Boater Safety Course

August 16 @ 6:00 pm - August 17 @ 10:00 pm
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Individuals and families with children over age 12 are welcome to participate in our Boater’s Safety certification program and learn the basics needed to operate a vessel on Maryland waterways. MD boaters born after July 1, 1972 are required to have a Certificate of Boating Safety Education. Graduates of our two-day Department of Natural Resources-approved course are awarded a certificate that is good for life.

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Fishing Friday

August 18 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Enjoy fishing and crabbing on CBMM’s waterfront. Equipment and bait will be provided. Please note, participants age 16 or older must bring a fishing license in order to fish.

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Marlinspike Arts Workshop

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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In this one-day workshop, Richard Scofield, CBMM’s Assistant Watercraft Curator and rigger for more than 50 years, will demonstrate various marlinspike seamanship techniques (decorative and practical). Participants will learn the basics of splicing line while mastering the techniques for tying classic sailor’s knots.

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Model Skipjack Races

August 20 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

August 20, 2017 11am – 2pm Free for CBMM members or with general admission Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum guests are invited to watch model skipjack races on select Sundays through October. The radio-controlled (RC) sailing races are organized by CBMM’s…

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Rising Tide Summer Camp (FULL)

August 21 @ 3:30 am - August 25 @ 3:30 pm
Rising Tide Summer Camp

CBMM’s Rising Tide summer camp is a full-day, hands-on program for students entering grades 6 to 9, where campers create, explore, and have fun through Bay focused activities. Each week long camp will include woodworking and boatbuilding, on-the-water activities, and adventures to locations such as Wye Island and Tuckahoe State Park.

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MEMBER NIGHT: Boat Auction Preview

August 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One of Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s biggest fundraisers is the annual Charity Boat Auction, which takes place this year on Saturday, September 2. Donated boats are offered for sale and purchased by the highest bidder. Members are offered an advance preview of all the wonderful boats for sale, both on land and in the water.

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