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CBMM_DoveVisit

Tall Ship: Maryland Dove @ CBMM

CBMM_DoveVisitOn Thursday, July 6, Maryland Dove will arrive at CBMM and can be seen out on the Miles River and dockside through Monday, July 10. Local school groups will be touring the ship, with Dove open for boarding to all CBMM guests from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., July 8 to 10.

The public is invited for free public access to Maryland Dove while at CBMM on July 8, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Maryland Dove is a re-creation of the late 17th century trading ship that brought the first settlers to what is now Maryland. Built in a shipyard near Cambridge, Md., Dove is owned by the state of Maryland and operated and maintained by the Historic St. Mary’s City Commission.

Learn about other tall ships visiting CBMM this summer here. 

Learn more about Maryland Dove here.

Community Day

Community Day 2017 @ CBMM

CBMM_CommunityDay2017isMay21Free admission for everyone, all day long!

As a way of saying thank you to the regional community, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is hosting its second free Community Day on Sunday, May 21, 2017, with all festivities taking place on CBMM’s Fogg’s Landing, and including free admission for everyone, plus live music, regional foods and drinks, family activities, free boat rides, and more.

CBMM_CommunityDay2017_SultanaHighlights for this year’s event include the opportunity to see the schooner Sultana dockside, along with numerous family activities and special exhibitions. The event’s generous sponsors include CBMM’s Friends Board, Choptank Electric Cooperative, Curtis Stokes & Associates, Talbot County Free Library, and What’s Up? Magazine.

The day’s events kick off at 9:00 a.m. with the Bay Hundred Covenant Churches’ tent service,  with festival guests invited to attend, and continues to 5:00 p.m.

The Covenant Church service includes leaders and congregations from area churches, with participants engaging in gospel singing and prayer. Covenant Churches works to unite the Town of St. Michaels and surrounding Bay Hundred community by connecting African-American and Anglo-American churches from throughout the area.

CBMM_CommunityDay2017_BlindWindThe day’s live music includes performances by Blind Wind, an award winning local band fronted by 14-year-old blind harmonica player, Cole Moran, along with his father, Frankie Moran on guitar and vocals. Their repertoire includes bluegrass, country, Americana classic rock, reggae, fiddle tunes, and more.

CBMM’s Model Sailing Club will hold a radio-controlled skipjack regatta from the Steamboat Building’s docks and along Fogg’s Cove from 11:00 a.m. until noon. Afterwards, festival-goers will have the opportunity to try their hand at operating the radio-controlled boats.

The Talbot County Free Library will be hosting several programs throughout CBMM’s free Community Day, including a presentation in the Van Lennep Auditorium by Maryland author and storyteller, Ed Okonowicz on “Delmarva Tales, Legends, and Ghost Stories” at noon, and a performance by Blue Sky Puppet Theatre at 1:00 p.m. Families can also explore the Chesapeake’s critters in the Phillips Wharf Environmental Center’s Fishmobile, with children invited to participate in a footrace hosted by Chesapeake Sports Alliance.

CBMM_CommunityDay2017_LighthouseWhile enjoying the festivities, Community Day guests can enjoy a climb to the top of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, talk with shipwrights and apprentices engaged in wooden boatbuilding and restoration in the boatyard, and explore any of CBMM’s 12 exhibition buildings and historic structures, all situated in a park-like setting along the Miles River and the St. Michaels harbor. CBMM’s waterfront campus is within walking distance to the specialty shops, restaurants, inns, and bed and breakfasts in St. Michaels’ historic district.

Throughout the day, Community Day guests can take free scenic river cruises aboard a number of CBMM’s historic vessels, including the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle, or get out on the water rowing or sailing aboard one of CBMM’s small craft. All boat rides are offered free of charge for this event.

CBMM_CommunityDay2017_WinnieEstelleWhile at Community Day, guests can also watch the log-hull restoration of the 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood, now underway in the boatyard through 2018. Special exhibitions include Potomac Waterfowling: Gunning the Nation’s Rivers, and Robert de Gast’s Chesapeake, featuring 80 photographs curated from the more than 10,000 by de Gast in CBMM’s collection. Potomac Waterfowling opens April 8, 2017 and continues through March, 2018, with Robert de Gast’s Chesapeake opening May 12, 2017, through April, 2018.

Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a world-class maritime museum dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment and people of the entire Chesapeake Bay, with the values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. Serving more than 77,000 guests each year, CBMM’s campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats and 12 exhibition buildings and historic structures. For more information, visit cbmm.org.

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Blessing of the Fleet in St. Michaels is April 25

CBMM_BlessingoftheFleet_April25(ST MICHAELS, MD – March 8, 2017) Celebrate the beginning of this year’s boating season by joining the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. for its annual Blessing of the Fleet ceremony. The April 25 ceremony begins at 5:00 p.m. near the boatyard, inviting the public to honor the working vessels and pleasure craft of the Chesapeake Bay, including CBMM’s floating fleet. Prayers will be offered to boaters for a safe and bountiful season, and also for those mariners whose lives have been lost at sea.

Easton High School’s NJROTC will begin the ceremony with a presentation of the colors, followed by the Star Spangled Banner and Navy Hymn. The blessing will be performed by the Rev. Kevin M. Cross of The Church of the Holy Trinity in Oxford, Md.

CBMM_BlessingoftheFleet_EdnaLockwood.jpgAt this year’s event, a special blessing will be given for the 1889 log-bottom bugeye, Edna E. Lockwood. A registered National Historic Landmark, Edna represents the last remaining historic log-bottom bugeye still under sail, and is considered the queen of CBMM’s fleet of historic Chesapeake vessels. This historic restoration of her log-hull is underway in the boatyard through 2018.

Blessing of the Fleet is free and open to the public, with a reception following, offering light refreshments and live music with a Chesapeake theme from the Royal Oak Musicians. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be moved into CBMM’s Small Boat Shed.

“The Blessing of the Fleet is a terrific way to kick off the season for all boaters and CBMM guests,” said CBMM Guest Services Manager Ed Rowe. “Our campus starts to fill up in April, with a wide range of activities and projects for guests of all ages to engage in. We can’t wait to see everyone.”

Boaters are invited to bring their vessels to the ceremony, with marina reservations made by contacting CBMM Guest Services Manager Ed Rowe at erowe@cbmm.org or at 410-745-4981. For more information, visit cbmm.org.

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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. invites the public to come by land or water to welcome in the boating season with a Blessing of the Fleet ceremony on Tuesday, April 25. Led by the Reverend Kevin M. Cross of The Church of the Holy Trinity in Oxford, Md., shown here, the ceremony is scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m. near CBMM’s boatyard, and includes a presentation of the colors and the Star Spangled Banner and Navy Hymn. Live music by the Royal Oak Musicians and light refreshments finish out the event, which is free and open to the public. For more information, visit cbmm.org.

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At the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s April 25 Blessing of the Fleet, a special blessing will be given for the 1889 log-bottom bugeye, Edna E. Lockwood, shown here behind her new nine-log hull, now taking shape in full public view at CBMM’s boatyard in St. Michaels, Md. A registered National Historic Landmark, Edna represents the last remaining historic log-bottom bugeye still under sail, and is considered the queen of CBMM’s fleet of historic Chesapeake vessels. The Blessing of the Fleet begins at 5:00 p.m. near the boatyard, and is free and open to the public, with more information about the 2016-2018 log-hull Edna E. Lockwood restoration at ednalockwood.org.

 

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Stevensville man wins CBMM guest survey giveaway

CBMM_GuestSurveyWinner(ST MICHAELS, MD – February 28, 2017) Michael Rhian Driscoll of Stevensville, Md., left, with Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Guest Services & Marina Manager Ed Rowe, was recently selected as the winner of a two-night stay at the St. Michaels Harbour Inn, Marina & Spa, generously donated to CBMM by the Inn.

In 2016, CBMM guests were asked to complete an anonymous survey following their experience for a chance to win the Harbour Inn package. Feedback from the survey is being used to strengthen CBMM’s offerings and programs.

SMHIThis year, CBMM guests can sign up for the survey at the Museum Store or Welcome Center, with survey participants offered a chance to win another two-night stay at St. Michaels Harbour Inn, Marina & Spa. More information is at cbmm.org.

 

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CBMM’s Sea Squirts Summer Camp begins June 19

CBMM_SeaSquirts_Boat(ST MICHAELS, MD – February 27, 2017) Beginning June 19 and continuing through August 11, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is offering its week-long, half day Sea Squirts Summer Camp, formerly called Kids Club, for 4-9 year-old children. In age-appropriate Chesapeake-themed sessions, campers will explore the magic of the Chesapeake Bay’s people, animals, and environment through creative, hands-on activities, stories, games, and crafts.

CBMM’s summer camps for children 4-6 years of age are offered during the weeks of June 19, July 3, July 17, and July 31; camps for children 7-9 years of age are offered the weeks of June 26, July 10, July 24, and August 7. Camp themes include Chesapeake Critters, Time Travel Adventure, Clever Creations, and Bay Explorers.

CBMM_SeaSquirts_CraftDaily camps take place from 9:00 a.m. to noon, with campers meeting at CBMM’s Dorchester House and exploring CBMM’s 18-acre campus and numerous exhibition buildings as part of the program.

Participation is limited, with camps filling fast through pre-registration. The cost for the week-long camp is $125 for CBMM members, or $150 for non-members, with scholarships available. To register, go to bit.ly/CBMMSeaSquirts17, or for more information, visit bit.ly/CBMMsummercamp17.

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Registration is now open for the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s week-long, half-day summer camps for children ages 4-9. Camps take place over eight weeks beginning June 19, with each age-appropriate session delivering Chesapeake-themed, hands-on activities, stories, games, and crafts that help bring children closer to the Chesapeake Bay. Camps fill fast, with advanced registration needed at bit.ly/CBMMSeaSquirts17. Camp details are at bit.ly/CBMMsummercamp17.

CBMM_DoveVisit

Tall ships dock in St. Michaels this summer

CBMM_SultanaVisit(ST MICHAELS, MD – February 27, 2017) Three replica tall ships will visit the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., in 2017, bringing with them the opportunity for CBMM guests to learn more about international and American maritime history.

“We can’t wait for these ships to visit us this summer,” said CBMM President Kristen Greenaway. “They bring so much history to our campus, and it’s truly a delight to be able to share it with our guests.”

The schooner Sultana will be at CBMM beginning mid-day on Friday, May 12, 2017 and continuing through Thursday, May 25, 2017. Sultana will visit CBMM again Friday, June 23, through Monday, June 26.

While at CBMM, Sultana will be hosting students in an under-sail environmental science program on the Miles River during weekdays, and can be seen dockside over the weekend.

CBMM_DoveVisitSultana serves as an on-the-water classroom for learning about the history and environment of the Chesapeake Bay. An almost exact replica of a British schooner that patrolled the North American coast just prior to the American Revolution, Sultana provides day-long programs as well as live-aboard programs for participants.

On Thursday, July 6, Maryland Dove will arrive at CBMM and can be seen out on the Miles River and dockside through Monday, July 10. Local school groups will be touring the ship, with Dove open for boarding to all CBMM guests from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., July 8 to 10. The public is invited for free public access to Maryland Dove while at CBMM on July 8, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Maryland Dove is a re-creation of the late 17th century trading ship that brought the first settlers to what is now Maryland. Built in a shipyard near Cambridge, Md., Dove is owned by the state of Maryland and operated and maintained by the Historic St. Mary’s City Commission.

CBMM_PrideofBaltimoreVisitThe tall ship Pride of Baltimore II will be at CBMM on Friday, August 11, and remain dockside along CBMM’s campus through August 13, with deck tours offered from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.

In 1988, Pride of Baltimore II was commissioned as a sailing memorial to her immediate predecessor, the original Pride of Baltimore, which sank in 1986 due to a white squall off Puerto Rico. Both ships were built in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor as reproductions of 1812-era topsail schooners, or Baltimore Clippers, which helped America win the War of 1812 and finally secure its freedom.

Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment, and people of the Chesapeake Bay, with values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. More information about CBMM and these visiting vessels can be found at cbmm.org.

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, a re-creation of the late 17th century trading ship that brought the first settlers to what is now Maryland, will visit the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. from July 6 to July 10, 2017. The public is invited for free public access to Maryland Dove while at CBMM on July 8, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. More information is at cbmm.org.

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The schooner Sultana, an on-the-water classroom for learning about the history and environment of the Chesapeake Bay, will be at CBMM in St. Michaels, Md. beginning mid-day on Friday, May 12, 2017, and continuing through Thursday, May 25, 2017. Sultana will visit CBMM again Friday, June 23, through Monday, June 26. More information is at cbmm.org.

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The tall ship Pride of Baltimore II will be at CBMM in St. Michaels, Md. on Friday, August 11, and remain dockside along CBMM’s campus through August 13. Pride of Baltimore II was built in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor as a reproduction of 1812-era topsail schooners, or Baltimore Clippers, which helped America win the War of 1812 and finally secure its freedom. More information is at cbmm.org.

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May 21 is Community Day at CBMM

CBMM_CommunityDay2017isMay21(ST MICHAELS, MD – February 24, 2017) As a way of saying thank you to the regional community, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is hosting its second free Community Day on Sunday, May 21, 2017, with all festivities taking place on CBMM’s Fogg’s Landing, and including free admission for everyone, plus live music, regional foods and drinks, family activities, free boat rides, and more.

CBMM_CommunityDay2017_SultanaHighlights for this year’s event include the opportunity to see the schooner Sultana dockside, along with numerous family activities and special exhibitions. The event’s generous sponsors include CBMM’s Friends Board, Choptank Electric Cooperative, Curtis Stokes & Associates, Talbot County Free Library, and What’s Up? Magazine.

The day’s events kick off at 9:00 a.m. with the Bay Hundred Covenant Churches’ tent service,  with festival guests invited to attend, and continues to 5:00 p.m.

The Covenant Church service includes leaders and congregations from area churches, with participants engaging in gospel singing and prayer. Covenant Churches works to unite the Town of St. Michaels and surrounding Bay Hundred community by connecting African-American and Anglo-American churches from throughout the area.

CBMM_CommunityDay2017_BlindWindThe day’s live music includes performances by Blind Wind, an award winning local band fronted by 14-year-old blind harmonica player, Cole Moran, along with his father, Frankie Moran on guitar and vocals. Their repertoire includes bluegrass, country, Americana classic rock, reggae, fiddle tunes, and more.

CBMM’s Model Sailing Club will hold a radio-controlled skipjack regatta from the Steamboat Building’s docks and along Fogg’s Cove from 11:00 a.m. until noon. Afterwards, festival-goers will have the opportunity to try their hand at operating the radio-controlled boats.

The Talbot County Free Library will be hosting several programs throughout CBMM’s free Community Day, including a presentation in the Van Lennep Auditorium by Maryland author and storyteller, Ed Okonowicz on “Delmarva Tales, Legends, and Ghost Stories” at noon, and a performance by Blue Sky Puppet Theatre at 1:00 p.m. Families can also explore the Chesapeake’s critters in the Phillips Wharf Environmental Center’s Fishmobile, with children invited to participate in a footrace hosted by Chesapeake Sports Alliance.

CBMM_CommunityDay2017_LighthouseWhile enjoying the festivities, Community Day guests can enjoy a climb to the top of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, talk with shipwrights and apprentices engaged in wooden boatbuilding and restoration in the boatyard, and explore any of CBMM’s 12 exhibition buildings and historic structures, all situated in a park-like setting along the Miles River and the St. Michaels harbor. CBMM’s waterfront campus is within walking distance to the specialty shops, restaurants, inns, and bed and breakfasts in St. Michaels’ historic district.

Throughout the day, Community Day guests can take free scenic river cruises aboard a number of CBMM’s historic vessels, including the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle, or get out on the water rowing or sailing aboard one of CBMM’s small craft. All boat rides are offered free of charge for this event.

CBMM_CommunityDay2017_WinnieEstelleWhile at Community Day, guests can also watch the log-hull restoration of the 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood, now underway in the boatyard through 2018. Special exhibitions include Potomac Waterfowling: Gunning the Nation’s Rivers, and Robert de Gast’s Chesapeake, featuring 80 photographs curated from the more than 10,000 by de Gast in CBMM’s collection. Potomac Waterfowling opens April 8, 2017 and continues through March, 2018, with Robert de Gast’s Chesapeake opening May 12, 2017, through April, 2018.

Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a world-class maritime museum dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment and people of the entire Chesapeake Bay, with the values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. Serving more than 77,000 guests each year, CBMM’s campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats and 12 exhibition buildings and historic structures. For more information, visit cbmm.org.

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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is hosting its second free Community Day on Sunday, May 21, 2017, with the event kicking off at 9:00 a.m. with the Bay Hundred Covenant Churches’ tent service and including free admission all day long for everyone, plus live music, regional foods and drinks, family activities, and free boat rides. More information is at cbmm.org.

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CBMM’s free Community Day event on Sunday, May 21, 2017 gives guests the opportunity climb to the top of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, shown here, or talk with shipwrights and apprentices engaged in wooden boatbuilding and restoration in the boatyard, and explore any of CBMM’s 12 exhibition buildings and historic structures, all situated in a park-like setting along the Miles River and the St. Michaels harbor. CBMM’s waterfront campus is within walking distance to the specialty shops, restaurants, inns, and bed and breakfasts in St. Michaels’ historic district, with more information at cbmm.org.

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Highlights to CBMM’s free May 21 Community Day include the opportunity to see the schooner Sultana dockside, along with numerous family activities and special exhibitions. The event’s sponsors include CBMM’s Friends Board, Choptank Electric Cooperative, Curtis Stokes & Associates, Talbot County Free Library, and What’s Up? Magazine, with more information at cbmm.org.

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On Sunday, May 21, Community Day guests can take free scenic river cruises aboard a number of CBMM’s historic vessels, including the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle, or get out on the water rowing or sailing aboard one of CBMM’s small craft. All boat rides are offered free of charge for this event, with more information at cbmm.org.

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CBMM’s May 21 free Community Day includes live music by Blind Wind—an award winning local band fronted by 14-year-old blind harmonica player, Cole Moran, left—along with his father, Frankie Moran, right, on guitar and vocals. Their repertoire includes bluegrass, country, Americana classic rock, reggae, fiddle tunes, and more. Now in its second year, the free event was created as a way of CBMM saying thank you to the regional community, and includes free admission for everyone, plus live music, regional foods and drinks, family activities, and free boat rides, with more information at cbmm.org.

 

 

 

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Interactive Blacksmithing Demo at CBMM March 4

CBMM_BlacksmithDemo_March4(ST MICHAELS, MD – February 17, 2017) The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., is partnering with Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea in Mystic, Conn. to offer an interactive four-day blacksmithing program. Working with CBMM boatyard staff, Mystic’s blacksmiths are offering the public an Interactive Blacksmithing Demonstration on Saturday, March 4, from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

The one-day program includes learning about forges and tools used in forging metal and the opportunity to participate in making a wall hook. Cost for the program is $15 for CBMM members and $25 for non-members; pre-registration is needed at bit.ly/CBMMblacksmithing.

During the remainder of their visit to CBMM, Mystic’s blacksmith’s will work with CBMM Boatyard staff on the techniques necessary in drawing out material to make forged items, with a strong focus on tool-making and repair.

Founded in 1929, Mystic Seaport gathers and preserves the artifacts of America’s seafaring past, with a mission to inspire an enduring connection to the American maritime experience. More information is at mysticseaport.org.

Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment, and people of the entire Chesapeake Bay, with the values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. More information is at www.cbmm.org.

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CBMM Shipwright Educator Matt Engel, left, works with a Rising Tide student practicing forging at CBMM’s boatshop in St. Michaels, Md. On Saturday, March 4, the public is invited to an interactive blacksmithing demonstration at CBMM with visiting blacksmiths from Mystic Seaport in Mystic, Conn. Participants will learn about forges and tools used in forging metal, with limited participation and pre-registration at bit.ly/CBMMblacksmithing.

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Exhibition exploring Potomac River waterfowling opens April 8

CBMM_PotomacDecoyExhibit(ST MICHAELS, MD – February 17, 2017) Washington, D.C.’s deep influence on the Potomac River’s unique waterfowling tools, traditions, and culture will be explored in a new exhibition at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., opening to the public on Saturday, April 8, 2017.

Potomac Waterfowling: Gunning the Nation’s River follows the harvesting history from 18th century statesmen like George Washington—who wrote about memorable hunts of the Potomac’s stunning numbers of waterfowl—to the 20th century, when the combination of Washington, D.C.’s growing economy and the rich Potomac environment spurred both commercial and sport markets for waterfowl.

Through decoys, photographs, period objects, and historic documents, Potomac Waterfowling demonstrates Washington, D.C.’s influences on the waterfowling culture of the Potomac—especially the decoys carved for the region’s gunning clubs. Often commissioned from craftsmen who hailed from far corners of the Chesapeake region, the canvasback rigs displayed a remarkable diversity of form. Whether the work of James “Corb” Reed, whose Chincoteague roots are evident in his stunning naturalistic decoys, to James E. Baines, who carved decoys for gunning on the Potomac that were dead ringers for Upper Bay birds, the melting pot quality of Washington D.C. clearly extended to its waterfowling culture in creative ways.

“The Potomac River decoy style is unlike anywhere else—it encompasses techniques and details found all over the Chesapeake Bay,” said CBMM Director of Education and Associate Curator Kate Livie, curator of the exhibition. “Decoy carvers were bringing the traditional decoy forms from their hometowns to the Potomac region when they moved to D.C. for work. So, you see it all—from classic Upper Bay birds to Chincoteague stools—all created to harvest the Potomac’s enormous waterfowl population.”

Potomac Waterfowling: Gunning the Nation’s River is generously sponsored by Judy and Henry Stansbury, and the world’s leading decoy auction firm, Guyette & Deeter. Entry to the exhibition is free for CBMM members or with general admission. Potomac Waterfowling will travel to the Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Md. November 10-12, 2017, and return to CBMM’s Waterfowling Building through March 2018.

CBMM and East Coast Decoy Collectors Association members will be invited to a private exhibition preview reception on the evening of Friday, April 7, with light refreshments served. The reception is free for CBMM and ECDCA members, with space limited and registration needed by contacting Nancy Wells at nwells@cbmm.org or 410-745-4991 by April 1.

Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a world-class maritime museum dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment, and people of the entire Chesapeake Bay, with the values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. Serving more than 77,000 guests each year, CBMM’s campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats and 12 exhibition buildings, situated in a park-like, waterfront setting along the Miles River and St Michaels harbor. Charitable gifts to CBMM’s annual fund help support the non-profit’s exhibition, education, and restoration programs, with online giving and more information at cbmm.org/donate.

From now through 2018, CBMM’s guests can experience the log-hull restoration of the 1889 bugeye, Edna E. Lockwood, with more information at ednalockwood.org.

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A selection of decoys by Potomac River carvers Corb Reed, James Baines, Albert Cambell, and related objects tell the story of gunning on the ‘Nation’s River.’ A melting pot of styles and traditions from the Chesapeake and beyond can be found in the decoys, which were commissioned for exclusive gunning clubs like Sycamore Landing and Possum Point, where 20th century movers and shakers pursued the river’s immense flocks of waterfowl. These decoys and more will be featured in Potomac Waterfowling: Gunning the Nation’s River exhibition, opening on Saturday, April 8 at CBMM in St. Michaels, Md. Generously sponsored by Judy and Henry Stansbury, and Guyette & Deeter, Potomac Waterfowling continues through March 2018.

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Learn electronic navigation in St. Michaels March 12

CBMM_ElectronicNavigation2017(ST MICHAELS, MD – February 3, 2017) From 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is offering an Electronic Navigation for Non-Technical People workshop, with class size limited and pre-registration needed.

Participants will join Captain Jerry Friedman, a USCG-licensed Master, as he provides short non-technical descriptions of how GPS, GPS chart plotters, radar, depth sounders, and automated identification systems work.

A retired electrical engineering executive, Friedman has held a USCG captain’s license for 59 years. During that time, he also operated an emergency service towboat for BoatUS, assisting boaters along the Chesapeake Bay in distress, delivering boats around the Chesapeake and from Florida and Long Island to Annapolis, teaching navigation courses, editing a monthly professional captains’ publication, and providing instruction to boat owners in the operation of their boats. He currently holds a 100-ton Master’s license and serves as the volunteer lead captain of CBMM’s 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle.

CBMM_ElectronicNavigation2017_SkyCBMM’s 18-acre campus is situated in a park-like setting along the Miles River and St. Michaels harbor, and is within walking distance to the shops, restaurants, inns, and other attractions within St. Michaels’ historic district.

The March 12 Electronic Navigation workshop will be held in CBMM’s waterfront Van Lennep Auditorium and is $10 for CBMM members or $20 for non-members, with pre-registration needed at bit.ly/electronicnavig2017.

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On Sunday, March 12, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is offering an Electronic Navigation for Non-Technical People workshop, with class size limited. GPS, GPS chart plotters, radar, depth sounders, and automated identification systems will be discussed. The program takes place from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in CBMM’s waterfront Van Lennep Auditorium, and is $10 for CBMM members or $20 for non-members, with pre-registration at bit.ly/electronicnavig2017.