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Skipjack Stanley Norman docks at CBMM beginning April 28

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Photo courtesy Chesapeake Bay Foundation

(ST MICHAELS, MD – April 20, 2017) The Chesapeake Bay Foundation skipjack Stanley Norman can be seen at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., from Friday, April 28, to Monday, May 8, 2017, with public tours available from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5.

Built in 1902 in Salisbury, Md., the Stanley Norman, is a single-masted, Bay-built sailing vessel designed to harvest oysters with a pair of dredges that are dragged across the bottom of the Bay. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation acquired the Stanley Norman to play a unique and active role as CBF’s most distinctive “floating classroom.” The skipjack is a part of Bay history and a platform for students of all ages to learn about oysters, the life of a Chesapeake Bay waterman, and Bay-related issues of the past, present, and future.

Tours are free for CBMM members or with general admission, which is good for two days and is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $6 for children ages 6-17, and free for active military and children ages 5 and under.

For more information, or to learn about any of the vessels visiting CBMM’s waterfront campus, visit cbmm.org.

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PHOTO COURTESY OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY FOUNDATION

Stanley Norman, a skipjack used as a floating classroom by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, will be docked at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., from Friday, April 28, to Monday, May 8. Public tours will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5 and are free for CBMM members or with general admission. To learn more, visit cbmm.org. Photo courtesy of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.