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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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MEMBER NIGHT: Model Guild and Model Sailing

Tuesday, September 19
5-7pm, Van Lennep Auditorium
Free for CBMM members
RSVP required to 410-745-4991 or nwells@cbmm.org

Watch radio controlled model skipjacks sail along our waterfront as Model Guild members share their stories of how maritime model making and radio controlled sailing work. Bob Mason, Model Guild volunteer, will speak.

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CBMM’s Bob Mason to speak May 1 at St. Michaels Library

Mason Bob(ST. MICHAELS, MD — April 18, 2017) Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Maritime Model Guild President Bob Mason will be the speaker for the Talbot County Free Library’s Brown Bag Lunch taking place at its St. Michaels branch beginning at noon on Monday, May 1, 2017.

Mason will present information about the two volunteer groups within CBMM that are model related. CBMM’s Model Guild is broadly based in maritime models with missions for meeting CBMM’s needs for display models both new and for repairs.The other group is the Model Sailing Club in which members build or acquire 5-foot long skipjack models and sail using radio controls in monthly races at CBMM throughout the season. The competition is good-natured and provides an opportunity to exercise sailing skills without maintaining a full sized boat.

See photos of these model skipjack races here:
Around Campus: Model Skipjack Races

Bob retired from a career in engineering physics in which he worked on the conception and early stage development of electronic and optical devices including industrial instruments for measuring color and systems for recording and rapidly displaying photographic information.

In the local community, Bob has been an active volunteer at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum since 1993 where he leads the Model Guild, has been a docent and has served as President of the Volunteer Association. At Pickering Creek Audubon Center, Bob served on the Board for twelve years between 1994 and 2007.  He has also been an active volunteer there, having spearheaded the bluebird nest box monitoring program for over 10 years, and served on the volunteer committee. Bob and his wife Marilyn live in Bozman, Md. The Brown Bag Lunch is sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Bring a lunch and enjoy coffee and desert provided by the library. Information call (410) 745-5877.

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Half-hull model workshop March 18 & 19 in St. Michaels

CBMM_HalfHullDelawareWorkshop(ST MICHAELS, MD – January 27, 2017) The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Model Guild is offering a beginner’s model boatbuilding workshop from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on March 18 and 19, with limited participation and advanced registration needed.

The weekend workshop includes instruction on carving a solid half-hull model of the historic Chesapeake Bay tugboat Delaware. This model is band-sawed from a two-tone wood block and carved to the rounded shape of the Delaware’s hull. The cabin and pilot house are cut from the same pieces. The pieces are then shaped and sanded to a fine finish and then mounted on a baseboard to form a wall display piece.

The workshop is taught by the skilled craftsmen of CBMM’s Model Guild, who enjoy sharing their knowledge and techniques with CBMM members, visitors, and students.

CBMM_TugDelawareBuilt in Bethel, Del. by William H. Smith, the 1912 tug Delaware once hauled scows on Broad Creek—often laden with lumber—and towed ram schooners to and from Laurel, Del. Occasionally, she carried parties of young people to Sandy Hill for day trips on the Nanticoke River. Donated to CBMM by Bailey Marine Construction in 1991, Delaware is now a floating exhibition along CBMM’s waterfront campus.

Adults and children 12 years of age and older can participate in the workshop, with all tools and materials supplied, as well as some use of the Model Guild’s power tools. The two day workshop takes place in CBMM’s Bay History building and is $80 for CBMM members or $110 for non-members, with participants taking home their half-hull model at the end of the workshop.

For more information about CBMM’s Maritime Model Guild and Sailing Club visit bit.ly/CBMMModelGuild, or contact Bob Mason at 410-745-3266 or at bobmason@atlanticbb.net.

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CBMM Maritime Model Guild President and volunteer Bob Mason holds an example of the half-hull model participants 12 years of age and older will make during a March 18 and 19 weekend workshop in St. Michaels, Md. The beginner’s workshop includes all materials and instruction on carving a solid half-hull model of the historic Chesapeake Bay tugboat Delaware.

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Built in Bethel, Del. by William H. Smith, the 1912 tug Delaware once hauled scows on Broad Creek and towed ram schooners to and from Laurel, Del. Participants in a March 18 and 19 workshop at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. will build a solid wood, half-hull model of this historic tugboat, with more information about CBMM’s Maritime Model Guild and Sailing Club at bit.ly/CBMMModelGuild.

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Half-hull model workshop February 27, 28 in St. Michaels

CBMM_HalfHullDelawareWorkshop_Feb27_28_2016The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Model Guild is offering a beginner’s model boatbuilding workshop from 9-5 p.m. on February 27 and 28, with limited participation and advanced registration needed. The workshop takes place in the museum’s Bay History building along Navy Point.

The weekend workshop includes instruction on carving a solid half model of the historic Chesapeake Bay tugboat Delaware. This model is band-sawed from a two-tone wood block and carved to the rounded shape of the Delaware’s hull. The cabin and pilot house are cut from the same pieces. The pieces are then shaped and sanded to a fine finish and then mounted on a baseboard to form a wall display piece.

The workshop is taught by the skilled craftsmen of CBMM’s Model Guild, who enjoy sharing their knowledge and techniques with CBMM members, visitors, and students.

Built in 1912 in Bethel, De. by William H. Smith, the tug Delaware once hauled scows on Broad Creek—often laden with lumber—and towed ram schooners to and from Laurel, DE. Occasionally, she carried parties of young people to Sandy Hill for day trips on the Nanticoke River. Donated to CBMM by Bailey Marine Construction in 1991, Delaware is now a floating exhibition along the museum’s waterfront campus.

Adults and children 12 years and older can participate in the workshop, with all tools and materials supplied, as well as some use of the Model Guild’s power tools. The workshop is $80 for museum members and $110 for non-members, with participants taking home their half -hull model at the end of the workshop.

To register, contact Allison Speight at 410-745-4941 or at aspeight@cbmm.org. More information about the Model Guild and Sailing Club can be found at www.bit.ly/CBMMModelGuild, or by contacting Bob Mason at 410-745-3266 or at bobmason@atlanticbb.net.

 

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CBMM Model Guild President and volunteer Bob Mason holds an example of the half-hull model that will be made during a February 27 and 28 weekend workshop for participants 12 years of age and older. The beginner’s workshop includes instruction on carving a solid half model of the historic Chesapeake Bay tugboat Delaware. This model is band-sawed from a two-tone wood block and carved to the rounded shape of the Delaware’s hull. The cabin and pilot house are cut from the same pieces. The pieces are then shaped and sanded to a fine finish and then mounted on a baseboard to form a wall display piece that goes home with participants at the end of the workshop. To register or for more information, email aspeight@cbmm.org or call 410-756-2916.

 

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Half-hull model workshop in St. Michaels October 17 & 18

 

CBMM_HalfHullDelawareWorkshop_Oct17_18The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Model Guild is offering a beginner’s model boatbuilding workshop from 9-5 p.m. on October 17 & 18, with limited participation and advanced registration needed. The workshop takes place in the museum’s Bay History building along Navy Point.

The weekend workshop includes instruction on carving a solid half model of the historic Chesapeake Bay tugboat Delaware. This model is band-sawed from a two-tone wood block and carved to the rounded shape of the Delaware’s hull. The cabin and pilot house are cut from the same pieces. The pieces are then shaped and sanded to a fine finish and then mounted on a baseboard to form a wall display piece.

The workshop is taught by the skilled craftsmen of CBMM’s Model Guild, who enjoy sharing their knowledge and techniques with CBMM members, visitors, and students.

Built in 1912 in Bethel, DE by William H. Smith, the tug Delaware once hauled scows on Broad Creek—often laden with lumber—and towed ram schooners to and from Laurel, DE. Occasionally, she carried parties of young people to Sandy Hill for day trips on the Nanticoke River. Donated to CBMM by Bailey Marine Construction in 1991, Delaware is now a floating exhibition along the museum’s waterfront campus.

Adults and children 12 years and older can participate in the workshop, with all tools and materials supplied, as well as some use of the Model Guild’s power tools. The workshop is $80 for museum members and $110 for non-members, with participants taking home their half -hull model at the end of the workshop.

To register, contact Allison Speight at 410-745-4941 or at aspeight@cbmm.org. More information about the Model Guild and Sailing Club can be found at www.bit.ly/CBMMModelGuild, or by contacting Bob Mason at 410-745-3266 or at bobmason@atlanticbb.net.

 

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CBMM Model Guild President and volunteer Bob Mason holds an example of the half-hull model that will be made during a October 17-18 weekend workshop for participants 12 years of age and older. The beginner’s workshop includes instruction on carving a solid half model of the historic Chesapeake Bay tugboat Delaware. This model is band-sawed from a two-tone wood block and carved to the rounded shape of the Delaware’s hull. The cabin and pilot house are cut from the same pieces. The pieces are then shaped and sanded to a fine finish and then mounted on a baseboard to form a wall display piece that goes home with participants at the end of the workshop. To register or for more information, email aspeight@cbmm.org or call 410-756-4941.