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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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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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Blessing of the Fleet in St. Michaels is April 25

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4/25/17 UPDATE – This event has been moved into CBMM’s Small Boat Shed.

 

(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.

Boaters are invited to bring their vessels to the ceremony, with marina reservations made by contacting CBMM Dockmaster Leigh Peek at lpeek@cbmm.org or at 410-745-4946. 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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CBMM offers highlights tours on weekends this February

CBMM_HighlightsTours_LighthouseFloatingFleet(ST MICHAELS, MD – January 23, 2017) Each weekend this February, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., is offering guided highlight tours of its exhibitions, with the tours offered free for CBMM members or with general admission. CBMM is also offering free weekday admission—including President’s Day—throughout the month of February.

Guided by an interpreter and offered at 2:00 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday in February, these hour-long tours explore CBMM’s can’t-be-missed exhibitions and objects, including the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, the Edna E. Lockwood restoration and floating fleet of historic Chesapeake Bay boats, Oystering on the Chesapeake, Waterman’s Wharf, and more.

CBMM_HighlightsTours_BoatyardAdditionally, admission will be free Monday to Friday throughout the month for all CBMM guests. This program is offered through the generous support of Free in February sponsors Shore United Bank and Awful Arthur’s of St. Michaels, Md. CBMM guests visiting in February will also receive a discount card for 15% off all meals at Awful Arthur’s, which will be redeemable through March 15, 2017.

CBMM_HighlightsTours_OysteringChesapeakeGeneral admission is otherwise good for two consecutive days and is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students with ID, $6 for children 6-17, and free for CBMM members and children 5 and under. During the winter months, CBMM is open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. seven days a week, with inclement weather closings announced at cbmm.org.

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 75,000 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 enable the museum to educate and inspire the next generation of Chesapeake Bay stewards, and can be made online at cbmm.org/donate.

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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is offering free Highlights Tours on Saturdays and Sundays in February, which explore many of its exhibitions and projects, including the log-hull restoration of the 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood, seen here, in CBMM’s working boatyard. Progress on the National Historic Landmark and the oldest log-bottom bugeye still under sail is now underway and in full public view in CBMM’s boatyard, and continues through 2018. The nine-log bugeye was built by John B. Harrison on Tilghman Island, Md., and donated to CBMM by John R. Kimberly. More about the project, including updates and videos, are posted at ednalockwood.org.

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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is offering Highlights Tours on Saturdays and Sundays in February, which explore CBMM’s can’t-be-missed exhibitions and objects, including the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, the Edna E. Lockwood restoration and floating fleet of historic Chesapeake Bay boats, Oystering on the Chesapeake, Waterman’s Wharf, and more. Weekend tours are free with general admission and offered at 2:00 p.m. each day. Through the support of Shore United Bank and Awful Arthur’s of St. Michaels, Md., CBMM is also offering free weekday admission throughout February, including President’s Day. To learn more, visit 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.

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.