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Tall Ship: Pride of Baltimore II @ CBMM

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.

Learn more about the Pride of Baltimore II here. 

 

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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.

CBMM_SultanaVisit

Tall Ship: Schooner Sultana @ CBMM

CBMM_SultanaVisitThe schooner Sultana will be at CBMM 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.

Sultana 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.

Learn about other tall ships coming to CBMM this summer here. 

Learn more about the schooner Sultana here. 

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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.

CBMM_SultanaVisit

Tall Ship: Schooner Sultana @ CBMM

CBMM_SultanaVisitThe 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.

Sultana 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.

Learn about other tall ships coming to CBMM this summer here. 

Learn more about the schooner Sultana here. 

 

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Teaching with Small Boats Alliance Conference 2017

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2017 CONFERENCE FAQs

Where is the conference being held?  The conference is being hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland.

What are the dates and times of the conference? The conference starts Thursday, April 27, 2017 – and runs through Saturday, April 29, 2017.

How much does it cost to register?  Registration costs $150. This includes conference fees, breakfast, lunch and dinner on Thursday, 4/27, and Friday, 4/28, as well as breakfast and lunch on Saturday, 4/29.

Is lodging included in the registration fee?  Lodging is NOT INCLUDED in the registration fee.

Do you recommend places to stay near the conference?  There are plenty of lodging options in St Michaels. They are all listed here. There are also limited, more affordable, bunks at the Museum. You can sign up for those when you register.

How do I register?  You can register online here.

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Family Day @ CBMM

Family Day @ CBMM
Featuring the Maryland Geographic Alliance’s Giant Map of Maryland
Saturday, April 8, 10 am to 2 pm

Get hands-on with our campus! The public is invited to enjoy Family Day at CBMM, with all the day’s activities offered free for CBMM members, and included with regular museum admission for museum guests.

Educators can also receive free family admission for the day by registering at bit.ly/CBMMFamilyDay. All pre-registered educators must provide credentials at check-in–such as certification or school/employer ID–to receive complimentary family admission.

Your family will have the opportunity to explore CBMM through hands-on activities and family-friendly exhibits, perfect for a day of family fun. Take a Quest Card and find your way around campus, examining the critters that live on an oyster reef, trying your hand at trotlining, and testing the quality of the water in the Miles River.

Kids of all ages can also take a “feet-on” approach to geography through the Maryland Geographic Alliance’s Giant State Map. What better way to explore the Old Line State than a 20’x16’ map on which you can explore, hop around, compete, collaborate and have lots of fun?

Read more about National Geographic’s Giant Travelling Maps here. 

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Afya Baltimore students learn about the Bay

CBMM_AFYA_Delegate(ST MICHAELS, MD – March 28, 2017) Nine students and two teachers from Afya Public Charter School in Baltimore spent a recent weekend at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum learning about the history, CBMM_Afya_Volunteerenvironment, and people of the Chesapeake Bay.

The students spent time exploring CBMM’s St. Michaels campus, working on a dugout canoe, tonging for oysters, and trying their hand at blacksmithing. They were also able to cruise the Miles River aboard Volunteer, a replica Smith Island crab scraping boat, with each
CBMM_Afya_Oysterstudent getting a chance to steer.

This is the first time students from Afya have visited CBMM, which would not have been possible without the support of Maryland State Delegates Cory V. McCray and Antonio Hayes, and CBMM Board Member Len Foxwell. Two more visits to CBMM are planned.

CBMM_Afya_SlacklineFounded in 2007, Afya Baltimore Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization started by five Baltimore City Public School System educators for the purpose of creating charter schools in the city of Baltimore.

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Nine students from Afya Public Charter School in Baltimore did a recent overnight visit at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. Pictured with the students from the left are Afya teacher Julie Oxenhandler, Afya Community School Coordinator Scott Johnson, CBMM Shipwright Educator Matthew Engel, CBMM President Kristen Greenaway, CBMM Board Member Len Foxwell, and Maryland State Delegate Cory V. McCray. To learn more, visit cbmm.org.

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Afya Public Charter School students recently visited the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD. to learn about the history, environment, and people of the Chesapeake Bay through a variety of activities, including oyster tonging. To learn more, visit cbmm.org.

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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Shipwright Educator Matthew Engle, right, helps a student from Afya Public Charter School in Baltimore steer one of CBMM’s boats during a Miles River cruise. Students from Afya spent March 24-26, 2017, at CBMM, learning about the history, environment, and people of the Chesapeake Bay. To learn more, visit cbmm.org.

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Afya Public Charter School students spent March 24-26, 2017, at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. While there, the students were able to take part in a variety of activities, including slacklining. To learn more, visit cbmm.org.

#4096 VENTURE 21

VENTURE 21.  1969 shoal draft, trailerable pocket cruiser.  The veneralbe 21 is a well built, basic, good sailing boat ideal for a beginner or small family interested in getting into sailing without a large investment.  These boats are very popular and can be found throughout the US.  Complete boat, ready to sail.  No motor.  Good untitled storage trailer included. MD 1059 R. $1,100


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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum makes the process of donating or buying a boat hassle-free. For further information about the CBMM’s charity boat donation program or if you are looking for a particular boat not listed here, contact either:

Charity Boat Donation Program Director Lad Mills at 410-745-4942 or lmills@cbmm.org
Charity Boat Donation Program Manager Todd Taylor at 410-745-4990 or ttaylor@cbmm.org

#4095 CL II 11ft Daysailer

CL II 11 ft. Day Sailer.  Nice basic daysailer complete and ready for fun.  No trailer. $650.00


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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum makes the process of donating or buying a boat hassle-free. For further information about the CBMM’s charity boat donation program or if you are looking for a particular boat not listed here, contact either:

Charity Boat Donation Program Director Lad Mills at 410-745-4942 or lmills@cbmm.org
Charity Boat Donation Program Manager Todd Taylor at 410-745-4990 or ttaylor@cbmm.org