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Zachary Haroth joins Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

CBMM_HarothZachary(ST MICHAELS, MD – Tuesday, January 9, 2018) Zachary Haroth of Saratoga Springs, N.Y., has joined the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum as a shipwright’s apprentice.

Haroth comes to CBMM following a year of study at the Northwest School of Wooden Boat Building in Port Townsend, Wash. He also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture from the State University of New York at New Paltz, and has work experience with Mills Entertainment in Saratoga, N.Y., and the Montana Conservation Corps. Having spent time in Virginia Beach, Haroth grew up learning the importance of the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

“We’re very pleased to have Zachary come on board, and hope he is able to learn a lot from our shipwrights while here,” said CBMM Shipyard Manager Michael Gorman. “The majority of apprentices completing our Shipwright Apprentice Program have taken jobs in the boatbuilding or maritime industries, working in commercial shipbuilding yards or small boat yards around the Bay. Others have become shipwrights on large vessel construction projects and several are working in the maritime museum industry.”

Haroth will be assisting with the restoration of 1889 bugeye Edna Lockwood, a National Historic Landmark and queen of CBMM’s floating fleet. This is the final year of the historic restoration project, taking place in full public view in the shipyard through her re-launch at OysterFest on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018. For details and progress updates, visit ednalockwood.org.

Beyond restoration and public programming, CBMM’s Shipyard is working to pass fading maritime skills on to a new generation of wooden boatbuilders. CBMM’s Shipwright Apprentice Program is on-the-job training in the form of a professional apprenticeship which gives apprentices the opportunity to work on a wide variety of Chesapeake Bay indigenous watercraft. To learn more, visit cbmm.org.

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Zachary Haroth recently joined the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum as its newest shipwright’s apprentice.