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Small boats, big fun at CBMM May 19, 20

CBMM_MaritimeModelExpo1_2018(ST MICHAELS, MD – January 23, 2018) Small boats and big fun are in store for guests of all ages as the Model Guild of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and the Washington Ship Model Society host the 12th Maritime Model Expo on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20 at CBMM in historic, waterfront St. Michaels, Md.

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During the expo, children will have the opportunity to build, paint, decorate, and then sail their own small model in a small pool. For $3.00, they can select and build a sailboat or rubber-band powerboat, assisted by a CBMM Model Guild member.

Radio-controlled (R-C) steamboat modelers will sail model boats in a large, temporary pond  located on Fogg’s Landing, while R-C model sailors race and sail their craft along Fogg’s Cove. Steam-powered and sailing models will be demonstrated throughout the weekend. On Sunday, CBMM’s Model Sailing Club will race five-foot R-C skipjack models on CBMM’s Fogg’s Cove.

 

The pond will be used throughout the event for model steamboats and other R-C models—including sailboats, submarines, electrically driven models with modest motors, and self-steered pond sailing models. Exhibits in the Van Lennep Auditorium will include a collection of models by Washington Ship Model Society members and other highly acclaimed modelers as well.

The two-day event is open to the public and free for CBMM members or with general admission. On Sunday, May 20, the Maritime Model Expo will be combined with CBMM’s Community Day, with the event and museum open to the public, free of charge. For more information about the 2018 Maritime Model Expo, contact Model Guild Director Bob Mason at 410-745- 3266 or bobmason@atlanticbb.net. For more information, visit bit.ly/chesapeakefestivals or call 410-745-2916.

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Small boats and big fun are in store for the 12th Maritime Model Expo, hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Model Guild and the Washington Ship Model Society. The event takes place along the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s waterfront in St. Michaels, Md. on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20, 2018. The event is free with general admission, and features a model boat demonstration pond, model races, engaging exhibits, children’s activities, food, and more. On Sunday, May 20, the Maritime Model Expo will be combined with CBMM’s Community Day, with the event and museum open to the public, free of charge. For more information, go to bit.ly/chesapeakefestivals

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A young festival-goer tries her hand at sailing the model boat she built at CBMM’s Maritime Model Expo. During this year’s May 19 & 20 event, children will have the opportunity to build, paint, decorate, and then sail their own small model in a small pool. The event is free with general admission, and features a model boat demonstration pond, model races, engaging exhibits, children’s activities, food, and more. For more information, go to bit.ly/chesapeakefestivals.

 

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CBMM hosts Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival XXXIII and 11th Maritime Model Expo October 1-2

CBMM_MASCF1_Oct1_2016(ST MICHAELS, MD – June 23, 2016) On Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2, 2016, 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 and 11th Maritime Model Expo.

The Model Guild of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, the North American Steamboat Modeler’s Association, and the Washington Ship Model Society are sponsors of the Maritime Model Expo. The event was traditionally held in May, and is now being combined with CBMM’s Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival, which is annually held the first weekend of October.

CBMM_MaritimeModelExpo1_Oct2_2016 (1)Hundreds of amateur and professional boatbuilders, model boatbuilders, and enthusiasts come from all over the region to display their one-of-a-kind kayaks, canoes, and other traditional small craft, along with a variety of maritime models also on display and underway in a large above-ground pond.

The pond will be used throughout the event for model steamboats and other R-C models—including model skipjacks, sailboats, submarines, electrically driven models with modest motors, and self-steered pond sailing models. On-land exhibitions include a collection of static models by Washington Ship Model Society members and other highly acclaimed modelers as well.

During the festival, CBMM guests can marvel at the craftsmanship and innovation used in maritime model making and traditional and contemporary small craft while enjoying CBMM’s waterfront campus and hands-on exhibitions. The festival also gives an opportunity to see three new exhibitions, which are all open for a limited time only. The museum’s temporary exhibitions include A Broad Reach: 50 Years of Collecting, Chesapeake Swan Song: From Commodity to Conservation, and The Unseen Chesapeake: Capturing the Bay’s Wild, Forgotten Landscapes.

CBMM_MASCF2_Oct1_2016Sailing skiffs, rowing shells, kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, prams, and one-of-a-kind boats will be on display and in the water throughout this family-oriented event. Small craft and model boat owners hailing from all over the country will also be available to share their knowledge and boating experiences with guests.

Saturday brings live music by the Royal Oak Musicians to the CBMM’s Tolchester Beach Bandstand from noon to 5:00 p.m. Scenic river cruises aboard the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle, along with food, and beverages will also be available to round out the weekend festival.

CBMM boatyard staff and Chesapeake Wooden Boat Builders School instructors will be on hand Saturday to offer boatbuilding workshops and maritime demonstrations. Beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, a lively Miles River race of small craft can be watched from CBMM’s waterfront and docks, and from aboard Winnie Estelle during a river cruise. Festival-goers can also vote for their favorite boat, with the People’s Choice award and others announced among participants on Saturday evening.

On Sunday, festival-goers are also invited to bring nautical items to swap or sell at a traditional, maritime swap meet.

For safety reasons, dogs are not permitted on museum grounds during CBMM festivals, with the exception of certified service dogs. Leashed dogs are permitted on CBMM grounds during regular business hours.

The Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival and Maritime Model Expo are free for CBMM members and children five and under, or with general, two day admission of $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $6 for children ages 6 to 17, with all CBMM exhibitions open throughout the event. Boat rides, food, and drinks are additional. For advanced tickets and more information, visit www.cbmm.org/mascf or call 410-745-2916.

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The craftsmanship and innovation used in traditional and contemporary small watercraft will be on land and water display during the Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival XXXIII & 11th Maritime Model Expo on October 1 & 2 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. Sailing skiffs, rowing shells, kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, prams, and one-of-a-kind boats, along with a broad selection of sailing and static model boats are all part of this family-friendly event. Scenic river cruises aboard CBMM’s 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle will also be available during the event. For advanced tickets or more information, visit www.cbmm.org/mascf.

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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md.’s 11th Maritime Model Expo is now combined with the museum’s annual Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival, and is scheduled to take place on October 1-2, 2016. The event is free for CBMM members or with general two-day admission, and features traditional small craft on land and in the water, as well as a model and R/C boat demonstration pond, live music on Saturday, boat rides, engaging exhibitions, children’s activities, food, and more. For advanced tickets and more information, visit www.cbmm.org/mascf.