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CBMM builds Acorn skiff in public boatbuilding program

CBMM_AFAD_2018(ST MICHAELS, MD – January 23, 2018) The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum has announced a new project for its Apprentice for a Day public boatbuilding program. By constructing a boat from start to finish, traditional boatbuilding techniques will be taught to AFAD participants of all skill levels, under the direction of CBMM’s professional shipwrights and volunteers. Participation is limited, with pre-registration needed.

The current project is a private commission for a 12-foot Acorn skiff, designed by Iain Oughtred. This sailing rowing skiff will be lapstrake construction using glued okoume. With construction steps scheduled over 24 weeks, the program takes participants from lines and lofting to the final launch in July, 2018.

AFAD participants can be a part of the whole process, or can sign up only for specific dates. The “Journeyman’s Special” package makes a great gift and includes any four days for one reduced price, and can diversify the experience to include several different learning opportunities.

Individual classes are $45 for CBMM members and $55 for non-members. A four-session Journeyman’s Special is offered at $150 for CBMM members and $200 for non-members. Participants must be 16 or older, unless accompanied by an adult.

Updated photos of the project are being posted at http://bit.ly/afadpics, with the detailed boatbuilding schedule and more information at cbmm.org/shipyardprograms. To register for the AFAD program, contact CBMM Shipyard Program Manager Jenn Kuhn at 410-745-4980 or email afad@cbmm.org.

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The public is invited to participate in CBMM’s Apprentice for a Day weekend boatbuilding program through July, with the construction of a 12-foot lapstrake skiff, shown here in early construction, with 8 mold stations completed. Participants come from all skill levels, and can choose their dates for learning, with advanced registration needed as class sizes are limited. The full project schedule and more information are at cbmm.org/shipyardprograms.

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Woodworker’s tool-sharpening workshop is July 19

CBMM_ToolSharpeningWorkshop(ST MICHAELS, MD – June 14, 2017) The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is hosting a basic tool-sharpening workshop on Wednesday, July 19, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the Boatyard. Participation is limited, with advanced registration needed.

If taken care of properly, your edge tools can last generations. By keeping them well-honed, you will find they can cut like new every time. Learn the basic techniques to put a mirror finish on your aging tool collection. This workshop will cover the proper preparation, sharpening, and honing of hand plane irons, chisels, gouges, and other carving tools.

Bring your tools, sharpening stones, or nothing at all, as the Boatyard can provide for demonstration. The cost for the workshop is $20 for CBMM members or $30 for non-members, with pre-registration needed at bit.ly/toolsharpening17. For more information, visit cbmm.org.

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CBMM Boatyard Program Manager Jenn Kuhn uses a whetstone to hone a chisel in the CBMM boatshop. From 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 19, CBMM will host a tool-sharping workshop for the woodworker. Participants will learn the proper preparation for the sharpening and honing of hand plane irons, chisels, gouges, and other carving tools. Participation is limited, with advanced registration needed at bit.ly/toolsharpening17.

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CBMM small craft rentals begin May 27, 2017

CBMM_SmallCraftRentalProgram CBMM_SmallCraftRentalProgram_BoatUnderway CBMM_SmallCraftRentals_May27(ST MICHAELS, MD – May 9, 2017) The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s small craft rental program will launch for the 2017 season this Memorial Day weekend, May 27-28, and continues weekends and select weekdays through August 27. Boats will be launched from CBMM’s floating docks, located near the Steamboat Building. Participation is limited by the number of boats available, with drop-ins welcome but reservations encouraged.

Built over the years in CBMM’s boatyard through the Apprentice for a Day program, the fleet of boats includes small wooden sailing skiffs, single and tandem kayaks, and rowboats that are perfect for singles, couples, or families. For participants wishing to sail but without basic sailing experience, CBMM also offers private sailing lessons.

“We’re a museum that brings people closer to the Chesapeake Bay, so getting people out on the water for a first-hand experience is absolutely central to our mission,” said CBMM President Kristen Greenaway. “Come join us this summer and you too can mess about in boats that you’ll find nowhere else.”

The small craft boat rental program began in 2015 through the generous seed money support of donors to the Jim Greenaway Memorial Fund. The fund is named after CBMM President Kristen Greenaway’s late father, an avid sailor, furniture manufacturer and boat builder, who passed away in January 2015.

The program will be operating on weekends May 27 through June 18, and will expand to include Wednesdays through Sundays June 21 through August 27. Hourly and daily rental reservations can be made from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with all boats returning to CBMM’s docks no later than 5 p.m.

“You can take one of our boats out for as little as one hour to an entire day,” said CBMM Boatyard Program Manager Jennifer Kuhn. “For our guests it’s a unique chance to play around on the Miles River in a handcrafted wooden vessel.”

Private sailing lessons include up to four participants per session and are available to each participant at $50 per hour, or $250 per person for a full-day lesson from 10-4 p.m. Advanced registration is required for sailing lessons.

Boat renters must be 16 years of age or older, with minors accompanied by an adult, unless a boater safety certificate is presented. All participants must be physically able to get in and out of a small boat without assistance. Life jackets will be provided.  In the event of small craft warnings or inclement weather, the programs will be canceled. Daily and hourly rates vary per vessel, with discounts to CBMM members; advanced reservations are encouraged by contacting Jennifer Kuhn at jkuhn@cbmm.org or 410-745-4980. To learn more, visit cbmm.org.

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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is offering guests the opportunity to get out on the water on weekends and on select weekdays beginning May 27 and continuing through August 27. Built in CBMM’s Apprentice for a Day program, the fleet of boats is available for daily and hourly rentals and includes small wooden sailing skiffs, kayaks, and rowboats that are perfect for singles, couples, or families. Daily and hourly rates vary per vessel, with discounts to CBMM members; reservations are encouraged by contacting Jennifer Kuhn at jkuhn@cbmm.org or 410-745-4980.

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CBMM’s draketail project wrapping up, summer splash anticipated

CBMM_BoatshopReport_Engine_1(ST MICHAELS, MD – Monday, April 18, 2017) Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Boatyard Program Manager Jenn Kuhn reports work continues in CBMM’s boatshop on the construction of the 25’ draketail Pintail. Construction began mid-January 2016 through CBMM’s Apprentice for a Day public boatbuilding program, with an early summer splash now anticipated.

CBMM_BoatshopReport_Engine2Pintail’s white oak duck walk, sapele coaming, sassafras oiled floorboards, marine plywood battery box, and mahogany seats have been constructed and installed by AFAD and Family Boatshop participants. Her two-cylinder Yanmar diesel engine has been set in place, awaiting the construction of the engine box, electronics panel, steering gear, and systems hook up. She has multiple coats of Z-spar Captains varnish on the rails and Marshalls Cove white CBMM_BoatshopReport_Paintedsemi-gloss oil based paint on the top sides and decks.

Pintail is available for purchase, with proceeds supporting the education, restoration, and exhibition programs of the non-profit museum. For more information about programs and the purchase of Pintail, contact Jenn Kuhn at 410-745-4980 or jkuhn@cbmm.org. See more photos of the project at bit.ly/CBMMPintail.

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Participants in the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Apprentice for a Day recently set the two-cylinder Yanmar diesel engine in Pintail, the 25’ draketail being built through the boatbuilding program. Pintail is for sale upon completion, which is anticipated early this summer. For sales price and more information, contact Jenn Kuhn at 410-745-4980 or jkuhn@cbmm.org.

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A participant in the Chesapeake Bay Maritime’s Apprentice for a Day program checks the varnish on Pintail, the 25’ draketail being built through the boatbuilding program. Pintail is for sale upon completion, which is anticipated early this summer. For sales price and more information, contact Jenn Kuhn at 410-745-4980 or jkuhn@cbmm.org.

 

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DelAguila re-joins CBMM on Edna project

CBMM_DelAguilaJames(ST MICHAELS, MD – February 17, 2017) James DelAguila of Bethlehem Township, N.J. has re-joined the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., as a shipwright. A former CBMM Shipwright Apprentice, DelAguila is working on the historic restoration of the 1889 sailing log-bottomed bugeye, Edna E. Lockwood. He is also responsible for the summer maintenance season of CBMM’s floating fleet.

“We’re thrilled to have James back with us,” said CBMM Boatyard Manager Michael Gorman. “His experience, talent, and knowledge of the project will be incredibly valuable as we continue work on Edna Lockwood.”

DelAguila is a graduate of the International Yacht Restoration School’s two-year boatbuilding and restoration program. Prior to attending IYRS, he received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Rutgers University and a master’s degree in economics from The New School. His work experience includes six years as the health care market research study director at Ipsos Healthcare.

DelAguila was introduced to CBMM when he participated in CBMM’s Apprentice for a Day public boatbuilding program, where a CBMM journeyman shipwright encouraged him to attend IYRS. After his apprenticeship at CBMM, DelAguila worked in Easton for Abreu Boatworks—first helping to finish up the restoration of Mister Jim—a former CBMM boat now privately owned—and Minots Light II, an Aage Nielsen-designed yawl.

“I’m very excited to return to CBMM at a time of such great activity and progress,” DelAguila said. “I look forward to working with shipwrights I’ve known, as well as apprentices, for whom I hope to convey ideals and methods of great craftsmanship.”

Built in 1889 by John B. Harrison on Tilghman Island for Daniel W. Haddaway, Edna Lockwood dredged for oysters through winter, and carried freight—such as lumber, grain, and produce—after the dredging season ended. She worked faithfully for many owners, mainly out of Cambridge, Md., until she stopped “drudging” in 1967. In 1973, Edna was donated to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum by John R. Kimberly. Recognized as the last working oyster boat of her kind, Edna Lockwood was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1994. Edna is the oldest historic sailing bugeye in the world. More about the project, including progress videos, is at ednalockwood.org.

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James DelAguila of Bethlehem Township, N.J., a former Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum apprentice, has rejoined CBMM as a shipwright.

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Spring launch expected for Pintail 

CBMM_Pintail_Details(ST MICHAELS, MD – January 31, 2017) Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Boatyard Program Manager Jenn Kuhn reports that work continues on the 25’ draketail Pintail, with an anticipated spring 2017 launch. Construction began in January 2016 through CBMM’s Apprentice For A Day (AFAD) Public Boatbuilding Program.

Pintail’s Atlantic white cedar decks, forward and aft bulkheads, white oak engine bed logs and stainless rudder stuffing box have been installed. The curved forward coaming and after curved rub rail were steam bent out of sapele during one of AFAD’s newly added Family Boatshop programs, then scarfed to the straight coaming running aft and the gunwales running forward.

CBMM_PinTail_WorkNext to be installed are the floors, the midship and aft seating, and toe rails. Work continues on the duck walk (the area along waterline around her stern), cutting through the stern for the exhaust, the engine box and the steering gear. In the spring, her Yanmar two-cylinder diesel engine will be installed, she will be painted white with a red bottom, and her sapele coaming, gunwales and seats will be left bright.

Pintail is for sale upon completion. For more information about programs and the purchase of Pintail, contact Jenn Kuhn at 410-745-4980 or jkuhn@cbmm.org. See more photos of the project at bit.ly/CBMMPintail.

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Participants in the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Apprentice For a Day Public Boatbuilding Program work on Pintail, the draketail under construction through the program. Pintail is expected to launch this spring, and will be for sale upon completion. For more information about programs and the purchase of Pintail, contact Boatyard Program Manager Jenn Kuhn at 410-745-4980 or jkuhn@cbmm.org.

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The curved forward coaming and after curved rub rail have been added to Pintail, the draketail under construction through the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Apprentice For A Day Program. Pintail is expected to launch this spring, and will be for sale upon completion. For more information about programs and the purchase of Pintail, contact Boatyard Program Manager Jenn Kuhn at 410-745-4980 or jkuhn@cbmm.org.

Apprentice for a Day Boatbuilding Program

Saturdays & Sundays
10am-4pm

Click here to learn more information about AFAD

Learn traditional boatbuilding under the direction of a CBMM shipwright. You can be part of the whole 17-week process or just sign up for those aspects of building a boat that you want to learn. Must be 16 or older unless accompanied by an adult.

Join Boatyard Program Manager Jenn Kuhn. Email questions to afad@cbmm.org or call the Museum at 410-745-2916 and ask to speak to someone in the Boatyard.

CBMM members $45 and Non-members $55
Journeyman Special: Choose any 4 classes for $150 CBMM Members and $200 Non-members

2016 Construction:

25’ Draketail” Chesapeake Bay Fishing Launch
A Hooper Island work boat with a reverse-rake round stern which is also referred to locally as “torpedo stern,” “dovetail,” or “ducktail”. These were the first type of power work boats developed in the bay region. Our Draketail will be built using plank on frame and started upside down on a strong-back. The bottom will be traditionally cross planked with bead and cove strip planking for the topsides.

Apprentice for a Day Boatbuilding Program

Saturdays & Sundays
10am-4pm

Click here to learn more information about AFAD

Learn traditional boatbuilding under the direction of a CBMM shipwright. You can be part of the whole 17-week process or just sign up for those aspects of building a boat that you want to learn. Must be 16 or older unless accompanied by an adult.

Join Boatyard Program Manager Jenn Kuhn. Email questions to afad@cbmm.org or call the Museum at 410-745-2916 and ask to speak to someone in the Boatyard.

CBMM members $45 and Non-members $55
Journeyman Special: Choose any 4 classes for $150 CBMM Members and $200 Non-members

2016 Construction:

25’ Draketail” Chesapeake Bay Fishing Launch
A Hooper Island work boat with a reverse-rake round stern which is also referred to locally as “torpedo stern,” “dovetail,” or “ducktail”. These were the first type of power work boats developed in the bay region. Our Draketail will be built using plank on frame and started upside down on a strong-back. The bottom will be traditionally cross planked with bead and cove strip planking for the topsides.

Apprentice for a Day Boatbuilding Program

Saturdays & Sundays
10am-4pm

Click here to learn more information about AFAD

Learn traditional boatbuilding under the direction of a CBMM shipwright. You can be part of the whole 17-week process or just sign up for those aspects of building a boat that you want to learn. Must be 16 or older unless accompanied by an adult.

Join Boatyard Program Manager Jenn Kuhn. Email questions to afad@cbmm.org or call the Museum at 410-745-2916 and ask to speak to someone in the Boatyard.

CBMM members $45 and Non-members $55
Journeyman Special: Choose any 4 classes for $150 CBMM Members and $200 Non-members

2016 Construction:

25’ Draketail” Chesapeake Bay Fishing Launch
A Hooper Island work boat with a reverse-rake round stern which is also referred to locally as “torpedo stern,” “dovetail,” or “ducktail”. These were the first type of power work boats developed in the bay region. Our Draketail will be built using plank on frame and started upside down on a strong-back. The bottom will be traditionally cross planked with bead and cove strip planking for the topsides.

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Draketail construction continues at CBMM

cbmm_boatshopreport_doc(ST MICHAELS, MD – November 14, 2016) Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Boatyard Program Manager Jenn Kuhn reports work continues on the 25’ draketail Pintail, with an anticipated spring 2017 launch.

Construction began mid-January 2016 through CBMM’s Apprentice for a Day public boatbuilding program. Pintail’s hull has been completed with the deck beams and the floors cbmm_boatshopreport_jenninstalled. She will be fitted with an area in her forepeak for storing miscellaneous gear, and participants have decided there will be no cuddy cabin due to the narrowness of her beam.

Some of the work to be completed throughout the winter includes building the engine box, the floorboards, installing the rudder, the stuffing box, the decks and coaming, the steering gear, the gunwales and spray rails, the duck walk—the area along the waterline around her round cbmm_boatshopreport_pintailstern—and building the forward and aft seating areas. Her Yanmar two-cylinder diesel engine will be installed, she will be painted white with a red bottom, and her coaming and gunwales will be left bright.

CBMM is planning to sell Pintail upon completion.For more information, contact Jenn Kuhn at 410-745-4980 or jkuhn@cbmm.org. See more photos of the project at bit.ly/CBMMPintail.

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Work on the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s 25’ draketail, Pintail, will continue over the winter, with an anticipated spring 2017 launch. Built through the Apprentice for a Day Program, the boat will be for sale upon completion. If interested, please contact Jenn Kuhn at 410-745-4980 or jkuhn@cbmm.org. To learn more, visit cbmm.org.