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September 2015

18th Annual Charity Boat Auction

September 5 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
CBMM,
213 N. Talbot St., Michaels, MD 21663 United States
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The live auction begins at 1 p.m. along the museum’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. CBMM’s Boat Donations ProgramDirector Lad Mills takes donations and resells boats throughout the year, holding aside some of his inventory for the annual auction. Mills travels up and down the east coast working with boat owners and potential buyers wishing to support the museum through boat donations and sales.

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Greenland Kayak Paddle Workshop

September 12 @ 10:00 am - September 13 @ 4:00 pm
CBMM Boat Shop,
213 North Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663 United States
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Have you been planning a longer kayak trip or are you just tired of paddling with your traditional “euro spoon” paddle? If you are looking for a simpler , more straight forward, lighter and some say more enjoyable way to paddle then come to the boat shop and hand craft your own cedar Greenland paddle.

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18th Annual Boating Party Gala Fundraiser

September 12 @ 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
CBMM,
213 N. Talbot St., Michaels, MD 21663 United States
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Be a part of the Museum’s fall gala fundraiser which includes cocktails, dinner, and dancing on Navy Point. Funds raised support the Museum’s mission to inspire an understanding of and appreciation for the rich maritime heritage of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal reaches, together with the artifacts, cultures, and connections between this place and its people.

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Traditional Kayak Paddle Workshop

September 19 @ 9:00 am - September 20 @ 4:00 pm
CBMM Boat Shop,
213 North Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663 United States
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Ever wanted to make your own wooden paddle to go with that kayak of yours? Now is your chance. Join CBMM’s shipwrights in crafting your very own laminated spruce and cedar “euro spoon” Kayak paddle with stainless steel ferrules.

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Watch Log Canoe Races Aboard Winnie Estelle

September 19 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
CBMM,
213 N. Talbot St., Michaels, MD 21663 United States
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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’ desk 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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Build a Chesapeake Light Craft Kayak

September 28 @ 8:00 am - October 3 @ 5:00 pm
CBMM Boat Shop,
213 North Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663 United States
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Build your choice of a Chesapeake-series kayak with Chesapeake Light Craft in the CBMM Boatyard.

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October 2015

33rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival & 11th Maritime Model Expo

October 3 @ 10:00 am - October 4 @ 6:00 pm
CBMM,
213 N. Talbot St., Michaels, MD 21663 United States
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Hundreds of amateur and professional boat builders, model boat builders and enthusiasts come from all over the region to display their skiffs, kayaks, canoes and maritime models. Check out the model pond and boats on land or watch many of these one-of-a-kind vessels race along the Miles River along CBMM’s 18-acre waterfront campus. The event is free for CBMM members or with general admission and features small craft both on and off the water, a demonstration pond, model races, engaging exhibits, kids’ activities, food and more.

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Women’s Woodworking Workshop Part II

October 10 @ 9:00 am - October 11 @ 4:00 pm
CBMM Boat Shop,
213 North Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663 United States
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Join CBMM women shipwrights for an intermediate ladies only wood working opportunity. In this work shop participants will build a stool, focusing on the importance of layout and good joinery, while deepening their understanding of building. Basic tools and materials provided. Wood working experience and pre-registration required.

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Exploring the Life and Work of Talbot County Artist Ruth Star Rose (Fall Speaker Series 2015)

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Van Lennep Auditorium at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum,
213 North Talbot Street, St. Michael, MD 21663 United States
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Join curator Barbara Paca as she discusses the life and artwork of Ruth Starr Rose. Rose, who spent most of her life at Hope House in Talbot County, was an early 20th century artist with a social conscience.

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Women’s Woodworking Program Part II

October 17 @ 9:00 am - October 18 @ 4:00 pm
CBMM Boat Shop,
213 North Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663 United States
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Join CBMM women shipwrights for an intermediate ladies only wood working opportunity. In this work shop participants will build a stool, focusing on the importance of layout and good joinery, while deepening their understanding of building. Basic tools and materials provided. Wood working experience and pre-registration required.

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Half-hull model workshop

October 17 @ 9:00 am - October 18 @ 5:00 pm
CBMM,
213 N. Talbot St., Michaels, MD 21663 United States
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Half Hull Model Workshop October 17 & 18 9am-5pm in CBMM’s Bay History Building Adults and children 12 years and older can participate in the workshop, with all tools and materials supplied, as well as some use of the Model…

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Old Technologies, New Technologies – A Stewardship Strategy for the bugeye Edna E. Lockwood (Fall Speaker Series 2015)

October 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Van Lennep Auditorium at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum,
213 North Talbot Street, St. Michael, MD 21663 United States
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Join CBMM Boatyard Manager Michael Gorman as he discusses CBMM’s log built boats and the museum’s strategy for their stewardship. From the search for large, old growth pine trees to the construction of the first new sailing log canoe Bufflehead, Gorman will explore the amazing new technologies and traditional techniques that will shape the restoration of bugeye Edna Lockwood in 2016.

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Nautical Mosaics Workshop

October 30 @ 9:00 am - November 1 @ 4:00 pm
CBMM Boat Shop,
213 North Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663 United States
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Join mosaic artist and gallery owner Jen Wagner as she guides participants through the process of creating a nautical themed glass mosaic of your own design. Basic tools and materials provided.

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OysterFest

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
CBMM,
213 N. Talbot St., Michaels, MD 21663 United States
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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum hosts OysterFest, a celebration of the Chesapeake’s oyster. The event features live music on two stages, boat rides, retriever demonstrations, oysters and other local fare, an oyster stew competition and cooking demonstrations, along with children’s activities, oyster demonstrations, harvesting displays and Chesapeake-related documentary screenings.

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November 2015

Build a Premium Stand-Up Paddle Board

November 2 @ 9:00 am - November 9 @ 5:00 pm
CBMM Boat Shop,
213 North Talbot Street, St. Michaels, MD 21663 United States
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Join CBMM’s assistant vessel maintenance manager and sawyer, Joe Connor in this seven day workshop. Participants will construct a premium stand-up paddle board from locally-sourced cedar and poplar.

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Exploring the Life and Work of Chesapeake Photographer A. Aubrey Bodine (Fall Speaker Series 2015)

November 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Van Lennep Auditorium at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum,
213 North Talbot Street, St. Michael, MD 21663 United States
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Discover the photography, life and work of Chesapeake photographer A. Aubrey Bodine with UMBC Chrief Curator, Tom Beck. Bodine, a Baltimore Sun photographer for 50 years, was known for his signature maritime views of the Chesapeake Bay and the painterly attention to composition, line, and atmosphere in his images.

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Waterfowling Watching Cruise

November 6 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
CBMM,
213 N. Talbot St., Michaels, MD 21663 United States
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Join Chester River Field Research Station ornithologists Dan Small and Maren Gimpel for an “early bird” waterfowl watching cruise on the Miles River. Small and Gimpel will discuss the biology of different migratory waterfowl and answer question about different species.

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Rambles on Rita—an 1898 Naphtha Yacht Cruises the Chesapeake (Fall Speaker Series 2015)

November 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Van Lennep Auditorium at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum,
213 North Talbot Street, St. Michael, MD 21663 United States
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Explore one of the highlights of the Museum collection, a magnificent early yacht logbook, with CBMM Chief Curator Pete Lesher. The log, which was beautifully illustrated by the owner’s artist friends, provides a window into the Chesapeake’s charms—swimming, fishing, landscapes—but also into enemies of enjoyment from sea nettles to storms. Lesher will also discuss the log book’s greater historical context from race relations to the Spanish-American War.

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Steamboat Days – Capturing an Era on Film (Fall Speaker Series 2105)

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Van Lennep Auditorium at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum,
213 North Talbot Street, St. Michael, MD 21663 United States
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Join Chief Curator Pete Lesher as he narrates excerpts from a rare silent film depicting the steamboat era in Virginia. The remarkable film— a highlight of the Museum’s collections— brings the world of the late 19th century Chesapeake to vivid life, with scenes taken by steamboat company officer Herman Hollerith, Jr. Lesher will provide a broader context for the film and show how it provides insight into the final decades of steam transportation on the bay, connecting rural communities to urban centers at Norfolk, Baltimore, and Washington.

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