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August 2017

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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FULL – Girls’ Woodshop

August 21 @ 5:30 pm - August 23 @ 7:30 pm

Calling all girls in grades six to nine! Join CBMM for an evening Girls’ Woodshop program. Over the course of three days, we will teach you the basics of hand tools and wood construction as we each create our own planter box from scratch. Led by Seip Family Foundation Rising Tide Apprentice Lauren Gaunt, the goal of the workshop is to provide girls with knowledge of basic hand tools and wood construction, and help them feel confident and at home in the workshop.

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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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September 2017

Charity Boat Auction

September 2 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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The live auction begins at 10am along CBMM’s waterfront campus, where more than 90 boats—ranging in size and performance from sailing dinghies to cabin cruisers, and everything in between—will be auctioned off to the highest bidders.

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Log Canoe Cruises

September 9 @ 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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ALL Preview Party

September 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join the Academy for Lifelong Learning on Thursday, September 14, from 4–6 pm for a preview of the Fall semester.

Mingle with instructors and fellow members while enjoying entertainment, beverages, and delicious hors d’oeuvres provided by Piazza Italian Market. You may also use this as an opportunity to register for classes!

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Maryland Lighthouse Challenge

September 15 @ 10:00 am - September 17 @ 6:00 pm
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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is participating in the Maryland Lighthouse Challenge, which takes place September 16-17, 2017, with an early bird date of Friday, September 15 on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. The 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse now at CBMM is…

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Log Canoe Cruises

September 16 @ 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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Model Skipjack Races

September 17 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

September 17, 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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MEMBER NIGHT: Model Guild and Model Sailing

September 19 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Watch radio controlled model skipjacks sail along our waterfront as Model Guild members share their stories of how maritime model making and radio controlled sailing work. Bob Mason, Model Guild volunteer, will speak.

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Homeschool Day

September 21 @ 10:30 am - 1:00 pm

Homeschool students and their adults are invited to come to CBMM’s fall Homeschool Day, selecting either a morning or afternoon program to explore the history of the greatest oyster factory on Earth —the Chesapeake Bay. Students will help construct a dugout canoe, learning about a time in which oysters lay thick as stones, explore the cabin of a skipjack, and investigate close-up the tiny critters that inhabit an oyster reef. Families are encouraged to bring a bag lunch and picnic on campus. The Campus Challenge scavenger hunt will also be available for families to explore other museum highlights at their own pace. Individual families and co-op groups alike are welcome to attend.

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Family Day @ CBMM

September 23 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Get hands-on with our campus! Your family will have a chance to explore the Museum through hands-on activities and family-friendly exhibits, perfect for a day of family fun. Take a Quest Card and find your way around campus, learning to take photos like Robert de Gast, examining the critters that live on an oyster reef, and helping shape a dugout canoe.

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Family Boatshop

September 23 @ 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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Timberframing Workshop

September 28 @ 9:00 am - October 1 @ 4:00 pm
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Participants will learn about the age-old building process of timber framing, help layout a building plan and mortise and tenons using all hands tools. Instructor Grigg Mullen got involved in timber framing in 1994 as a craftsman, engineer, rigger and event organizer. In this time, he has worked on numerous projects both in the US and UK. He joined the Timber Framers Guild in 1994, serving three terms on the TFG board of directors, and is a founding and ongoing member of the Timber Framing Engineering Council.

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October 2017

Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival

October 6 @ 8:00 am - October 8 @ 5:00 pm
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On Saturday, October 7 & Sunday, October 8, 2017, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will host one of the nation’s largest gatherings of small boat enthusiasts and unique watercraft at the Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival XXXIII.

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MEMBER NIGHT: Edna Lockwood Update and Brew Tasting

October 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Experience the ongoing transformation of the historic restoration of the log hull of 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood. The queen of CBMM’s Floating Fleet, Edna Lockwood is the last historic sailing boat of her kind. Boatyard manager and shipwright Mike Gorman will share how shipwrights and apprentices are shaping and carving the new hull like they did more than 127 years ago. Enjoy tastings from a local brewery while enjoying the boatyard.

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