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Family Boatshop

Family Boatshop
Saturday, March 10
10am-4pm, CBMM Boatshop
Cost includes one youth and one adult: $45 CBMM members; $55 non-members
Registration required to 410-745-4980 or jkuhn@cbmm.org

Join CBMM shipwrights in the Boatshop for a family experience. Projects vary each month from steam bent bird feeders, to spar making, to helping build a 12’ acorn skiff. For ages 10 and up, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Learn to winterize your boat engine at CBMM this fall

(ST MICHAELS, MD – October 12, 2017) The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., has planned two workshops to help boaters prepare their engines for the winter season this fall.

11/1/17 Update: The outboard program is now full. We still have room in our Decommissioning Your Inboard Motor Program

On Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., Decommissioning Your Outboard Motor will teach participants how to safely winterize their motor.

A second workshop, from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 18, will do the same for boats with inboard engines.

Both workshops will be led by Josh Richardson, CBMM’s new marine mechanic. Richardson comes to CBMM with 15 years of experience working in marine mechanics, and is a graduate of the Marine Mechanics Institute of Orlando, Fla.

Each workshop costs $30 for CBMM members and $45 for non-members. To register for the outboard motor workshop, visit bit.ly/CBMM_Outboard. To register for the inboard workshop, visit bit.ly/CBMM_Inboard. For a list of all upcoming boatyard programs, visit cbmm.org.

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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Marine Mechanic Josh Richardson will lead a workshop on decommissioning outboard motors for the winter from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8. To register, visit bit.ly/CBMM_Outboard.

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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Marine Mechanic Josh Richardson will lead a second workshop on decommissioning inboard engines from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 18. To register, visit bit.ly/CBMM_Inboard.

Rising Tide expands weekly options

(ST MICHAELS, MD – October 4, 2017) The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Rising Tide After-School Boatbuilding Program is officially back in session, and has expanded its offerings for students this fall. Classes are typically held Monday through Friday from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in CBMM’s Boatshop, with participants welcome to sign up for multiple or individual days.

The free program is open to students in grades six to nine, although students in grades 10 to 12 may still apply for admission. Transportation is available between Easton and St Michaels before and after class.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Rising Tide will offer its signature boatbuilding classes. Participants are building two Smith Island outboard skiffs this year, with a plan of launching them at CBMM’s Community Day in May 2018. Students have the opportunity to participate in all phases of construction, from milling lumber from a log to adding the finishing touches.

Rising Tide will also offer various workshops and events throughout the year, including model making, canvas building and painting classes, girls’ workshops, holiday gift workshops, and more. When weather conditions allow, classes may be held on the water, learning boat safety, handling, navigation, and fishing skills. These classes will be offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, or Fridays.

Rising Tide teaches students basic boatbuilding skills in a welcoming, relaxed environment. The program works to inspire participants to develop a sense of self-confidence and pride, and facilitate mentorships that provide guidance and support. Students of the program will be encouraged to become more academically prepared to achieve long-term success, whether on a college track or vocational emphasis, having gained skills in mathematics, engineering, team building, and project management.

Registration is required for boatbuilding classes and individual workshops and events. Sign up for offerings and for the Rising Tide newsletter to stay informed of upcoming programs at cbmm.org/risingtide. To learn more, contact 443-550-1173 or risingtide@cbmm.org.

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A girl learns to operate a miter saw in a recent workshop at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. Run through the Rising Tide After-School Boatbuilding Program, a number of workshops and offerings are available this fall. To learn more, visit cbmm.org/risingtide.

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Rising Tide After-School Boatbuilding Program participants go for a spin in Cattail, the boat they created and launched last year. Students in the boatbuilding classes will get to work on building two Smith Island outboard skiffs this year. To learn more, visit cbmm.org/risingtide.

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This fall, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Rising Tide After-School Boatbuilding Program is offering its free boatbuilding classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and other workshops and events the rest of the week. To learn more, visit cbmm.org/risingtide.

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Marlinspike Arts Workshop

August 19
10am-4pm, CBMM Boatshop
$45 CBMM members; $55 non-members

REGISTER HERE - CBMM MEMBERS REGISTER HERE - NON-MEMBERS

 

In this one-day workshop, Richard Scofield, CBMM’s Assistant Watercraft Curator and rigger for more than 50 years, will demonstrate various marlinspike seamanship techniques (decorative and practical). Participants will learn the basics of splicing line while mastering the techniques for tying classic sailor’s knots.

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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.

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Learn to carve a nameboard in St. Michaels

12/12/16 – THIS CLASS IS NOW FULL.

(ST MICHAELS, MD – December 2, 2016) The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is offering a workshop to teach the basics of carving a nameboard from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 11, with all participants taking home their individual carved pieces. Participation is limited, with advanced registration needed.

cbmm_nameboardworkshop_march11-1Workshop participants will work under the direction of experienced carver and model maker Ed Thieler, to learn the basic skills needed in carving a nameboard, with all necessary materials and carving tools provided by CBMM.

The program takes place in CBMM’s boatshop and is $50 for CBMM members and $75 for non-members, with registration at bit.ly/NameboardBasics17. Participation is limited, with questions directed to CBMM Boatyard Program Manager Jenn Kuhn at afad@cbmm.org.

**Please note- this workshop has been filled.**

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Participants in the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s March 11 Nameboard Basics workshop in St. Michaels, Md. will have the opportunity to work with carving tools, like these shown here, to create their own nameboard. The program takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. under the direction of experienced carver and model maker Ed Theiler. Tools and materials will be provided, with limited participation and space reserved at bit.ly/NameboardBasics17.

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Create a nameboard July 9 in St. Michaels

CBMM_NameboardWorkshop_July9(ST MICHAELS, MD – April 29, 2016) The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is offering a workshop to teach the basics of carving a nameboard on Saturday, July 9, with all participants taking home their individual carved pieces.

Participants will work under the direction of experienced carver and model maker Ed Theiler, to learn the basic skills necessary in carving a nameboard, with all necessary carving tools and materials provided by CBMM.

The program takes place in the museum’s boatshop from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and is $50 for CBMM members and $75 for non-member.  Participation is limited, with advanced registration needed by contacting aspeight@cbmm.org or 410-745-4941.

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Participants in the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s  July 9 Nameboard Basics workshop will have the opportunity to work with carving tools like these shown here to create their own nameboard. The program takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. under the direction of experienced carver and model maker Ed Theiler. Tools and materials will be provided, with limited participation and space reserved by contacting aspeight@cbmm.org or 410-745-4941.

Apprentice for a Day Public Boatbuilding Program at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland.

Apprentice for a Day Boatbuilding Program

Saturdays & Sundays
10am-4pm

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

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Bronze casting workshop March 17-19 in St. Michaels

CBMM_BronzeCasting1 On Thursday, March 17 through Saturday, March 19, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is offering a three-day bronze casting workshop in its boatyard. Held from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on all three days, the workshop is for participants ages 16 and older, with class-size limited and advanced registration needed.

Participants will join nationally renowned sculpture artist and Shepherd University CBMM_BronzeCasting2professor Christian Benefiel as he teaches the intricacies of casting bronze, including creating molds, working the sand and furnace, and pouring the molten metal. Participants will take home a working knowledge of casting metal along with their own creation.

The workshop is $225 for CBMM members, and $275 for non-members, plus a $100 materials fee. To register, contact Allison Speight at aspeight@cbmm.org or 410-745-4941.

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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is hosting a three-day bronze casting workshop March 17 -19 at its waterfront campus in St. Michaels, Md. The program takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. daily in the boatyard, with participants learning the intricacies of casting bronze, including creating molds, working the sand and furnace, and pouring the molten metal under the direction of renowned sculpture artist and Shepherd University professor Christian Benefiel. Participants will take home a working knowledge of casting metal along with their own creation. Class-size is limited, with pre-registration needed by calling 410-745-4941.

 

Apprentice for a Day Public Boatbuilding Program at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland.

Apprentice For a Day Boatbuilding Program

Saturdays & Sundays
10am-4pm

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