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Old boats, cool fun June 15-17 in St. Michaels, Md.

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Hosted by the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society, this Father’s Day weekend event brings a sense of nostalgia to the Miles River and CBMM’s docks and campus, drawing some of the area’s finest classic boats, nautical and maritime treasures, entertainment, food, and libations to this waterfront festival.

This year’s festival highlights the history of ski boats and water skiing, with more inside CBMM’s At Play on the Bay exhibition building.

“With a juried competition among entrants for best restored and preserved boats, this festival attracts the best of the best when it comes to classic and antique boats,” commented ACBS-Chesapeake Bay Chapter Festival Chairman Bob Hamilton. “Add CBMM’s beautiful waterfront, plus family activities, boat rides, great food and a rum bar, and this makes a nice day for everyone to enjoy.”

The show attracts the finest runabouts to yachts, including race boats, work boats, launches, hydroplanes, and utilities. Chris-Craft, Trumpy, Gar Wood, Donzi, and Lyman are among some of the boats represented.

Along with the mid-Atlantic’s largest gathering of antique and classic boats, the festival’s signature Arts at Navy Point pavilion brings more than 70 juried fine artists, craftspeople, and vendors offering nautical and maritime-themed items for boat and home.

Workshops and seminars, building demonstrations, family activities, and a nautical flea market will be available throughout the weekend, along with a selection of regional and grilled foods, music, and a waterside bar and deck for libations and other drinks. Times and information on all seminars will be announced at a later date and will be in the Festival program given out at the event.

Along the Fogg’s Landing side of CBMM’s campus, the festival’s Field of Dreams features an array of restorable classic boats and motors, along with other items in a nautical flea market sale.

While at the Antique & Classic Boat Festival, guests can also watch the log-hull restoration of the 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood, now underway in CBMM’s shipyard through her re-launch at CBMM’s OysterFest on October 27, 2018. Special exhibitions include Exploring the Chesapeake: Mapping the Bay, and Kent’s Carvers and Clubs: Guides, Gunners and Co-Ops.

Festival hours are Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Father’s Day, Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The festival includes two-day admission to all of CBMM’s special and permanent exhibitions, including the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, where guests can climb to the top for views of the Miles River and St. Michaels harbor. The event is $5 for CBMM adult members, or $18 for adults; $15 for seniors and students with ID; and $6 for children 6-17.

Scenic river cruises aboard CBMM’s 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle will be offered throughout the festival, with boat rides and food an additional cost. For safety reasons, non-service dogs are prohibited at CBMM festivals. Festival parking for all three days and a Saturday shuttle service are free, with CBMM a short walk to specialty shops, restaurants, inns, bed & breakfasts, and other attractions in St. Michaels’ historic district. For more information about the festival, visit bit.ly/oldboatscoolfun or call 410-745-2916. For information about CBMM, visit cbmm.org, and for information on the Antique & Classic Boat Society’s Chesapeake Bay Chapter, visit chesapeakebayacbs.org.

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The 31st annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival and the Arts at Navy Point brings old boats and cool fun to the waterfront Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in historic St. Michaels, Md. this Father’s Day weekend, June 15-17. Wooden and fiberglass classics, vintage racers, and other antique and Chesapeake Bay-related boats will be along the docks, plus boat rides, a rum bar, family activities, demonstrations, food, other libations, and more. This year’s festival highlights the history of ski boats and water skiing, with advanced tickets and more information at bit.ly/oldboatscoolfun.

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Boater safety courses begin April 18 in St. Michaels

CBMM_BoaterSafetyCourse2_2018 CBMM_BoaterSafetyCourse1_2018(ST MICHAELS, MD – February 12, 2018)  The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is offering five, two-day Maryland DNR-approved boater safety courses, beginning on select dates in April and continuing through August.

The courses will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. each day in CBMM’s Van Lennep Auditorium, and run April 18-19, May 23-24, June 20-21, July 18-19, and August 15-16.  The cost is $25 per two-evening session, with space limited and pre-registration required.

Participants completing the course and passing the test will receive a Maryland Boating Safety Education Certificate, which is valid for life. The certificate is required for anyone born on or after July 1, 1972, and who operates a numbered or documented vessel on Maryland waters. The course is also recommended for anyone looking to become a safer, more experienced boater or personal water craft operator.

Participants must be twelve years of age and older, with early registration recommended as classes fill fast. To register, go to bit.ly/safeboating2018 and pick from dates listed.

For information on Maryland DNR’s boating safety program, visit dnr.maryland.gov/boating.

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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is offering Maryland DNR-approved Boater Safety courses for participants of all ages. The two-evening courses take place monthly April through August, and prepare participants to receive a Maryland Boating Safety Education Certificate, which is required for anyone born on or after July 1, 1972, and who operates a numbered or documented vessel on Maryland waters. The cost is $25 per person, per two-evening session, with space limited and pre-registration needed and course dates listed at bit.ly/safeboating2018.

Build a half-hull model in St. Michaels this March

(ST MICHAELS, MD — Tuesday, February 6, 2018) The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Model Guild is offering a beginner’s model boatbuilding workshop from 9am—5pm on March 3 and 4, 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.

Built in Bethel, Del. by William H. Smith, 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.

Registration is required to cbmm.org/delawarehalfhull, with more information about CBMM’s Maritime Model Guild and Sailing Club at bit.ly/CBMMModelGuild, or by contacting 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 3-4 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. Participation is limited, with registration at cbmm.org/delawarehalfhull.

Free, waterfront fun May 20 in St. Michaels

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CBMM_CommunityDay1_2018 CBMM_CommunityDay8_2018(ST MICHAELS, MD – February 5, 2018) The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is thanking the regional community by hosting its free, annual Community Day on Sunday, May 20, 2018, with all festivities taking place along CBMM’s Miles River waterfront. The event includes free admission for everyone, plus live music, regional foods and drinks, family activities, free boat rides, and more.

The day’s events kick off at 9:00 a.m., when festival guests are invited to attend the Bay Hundred Covenant Churches’ tent service, 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.

Community Day coincides with CBMM’s 12th Maritime Model Expo, with pond demonstrations, model races, special exhibits, family activities, and more. From 11:00 a.m. to noon, guests can watch radio-controlled model skipjack races along Fogg’s Cove, sponsored by CBMM’s Model Sailing Club.

Through a Bay Explorer Challenge activity, children can participate in a scavenger hunt to explore CBMM’s exhibitions and grounds. Children will also 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.

While enjoying the festivities, Community Day guests can climb to the top of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, talk with shipwrights and apprentices engaged in wooden boatbuilding and restoration in the shipyard, and explore all 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.

While at Community Day, guests can also watch the log-hull restoration of the 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood, now underway in the shipyard through her re-launch at OysterFest on October 27, 2018. Special exhibitions include Exploring the Chesapeake: Mapping the Bay, which opens May 17, 2018; Kent’s Carvers and Clubs: Guides, Gunners and Co-Ops; and Bob Grieser’s Lens on the Chesapeake, which closes June 3, 2018.

Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a world-class maritime museum dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment, and culture of the entire Chesapeake Bay, with the values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. CBMM offers free and reduced admission programs throughout the year, including its Free in February program, and as a Blue Star Museum and Museums for All participant. For more information, visit cbmm.org.

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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is hosting its free Community Day on Sunday, May 20, 2018. 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. The event includes free admission for everyone, with live music, a model sailing pond, regional foods and drinks, family activities, free boat rides, and more. For more information, visit cbmm.org.

#5081 Mistral 295 Classic Power Board

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Throughout the year, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum makes the process of donating and buying a boat hassle-free.

For further information about CBMM’s Charity Boat Donation Program, or to inquire about a particular boat not listed here, please contact:

CBMM Charity Boat Donation Program

410-745-4942     boatdonation@cbmm.org

 

#5083 Passage Maker

PASSAGEMAKER SAILING DINGHY.  Gunter rig with sails and all associated rigging (may need halyards and a turnbuckle or two).  Professionally built from CLC kit and sailed only a couple of times in fresh water.  Exceptional condition including trailer.  If you want to enjoy the process of building your own..go for it and enjoy it.  If you’d rather just buy the completed boat…go for it and enjoy it.  Untitled, unregistered smallcraft not intended for motorization.    $2600

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Throughout the year, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum makes the process of donating and buying a boat hassle-free.

For further information about CBMM’s Charity Boat Donation Program, or to inquire about a particular boat not listed here, please contact:

CBMM Charity Boat Donation Program

410-745-4942     boatdonation@cbmm.org

#5076 MARIEHOLM FOLK BOAT.

MARIEHOLM FOLK BOAT.  1976 model of this venerable classic pocket cruiser.  White hull and white deck.  Freshly rebuilt Yanmar diesel.  Original owner boat in very good condition.  Currently lying on the hard Northern Neck of Virginia until Spring.   MD 442 AB.  $9500.

 

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Throughout the year, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum makes the process of donating and buying a boat hassle-free.

For further information about CBMM’s Charity Boat Donation Program, or to inquire about a particular boat not listed here, please contact:

CBMM Charity Boat Donation Program

410-745-4942     boatdonation@cbmm.org

 

#5073 Celebrity 17

CELEBRITY 17 ft. BOW RIDER.  1988 lift kept boat in very nice condition.  New stern drive unit installed 2016.  Running motor may need some tune up work.  Good looking runabout in better than usual condition.  Older titled trailer in good condition included.  MD 1756  $1100

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Throughout the year, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum makes the process of donating and buying a boat hassle-free.

For further information about CBMM’s Charity Boat Donation Program, or to inquire about a particular boat not listed here, please contact:

CBMM Charity Boat Donation Program

410-745-4942     boatdonation@cbmm.org

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#5078 Sunbird Walk Around Cuddy

#5078 Sunbird Walk Around Cuddy 23 Ft 1997 MD 4040  boat with blown Evinrude 175 hp Ocean Series motor on bracket.  Decent enough boat on good dual axle galvanized storage trailer.  Clear title for boat, no title for trailer.  Good opportunity if you happen to have a good motor available.   MD 4040 CB  $1200.

 

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Throughout the year, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum makes the process of donating and buying a boat hassle-free.

For further information about CBMM’s Charity Boat Donation Program, or to inquire about a particular boat not listed here, please contact:

CBMM Charity Boat Donation Program

410-745-4942     boatdonation@cbmm.org

 

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Kent’s Carvers and Clubs opens at CBMM April 14

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CBMM_KentCarvers_HollyGrove1_Trumpington(ST MICHAELS, MD – January 30, 2018) Kent’s Carvers and Clubs: Guides, Gunners and Co-Ops is a new waterfowling exhibition opening Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md.

The exhibition shares the stories of Maryland’s Kent County carvers and hunting clubs through a collection of decoys, oral histories, historic photographs, and other artifacts.

In the Rock Hall area of Kent County, virtually every young man grew up learning to hunt waterfowl in the early 1900s. That intimate knowledge of birds, their habits and their habitat translated into a marketable skill as gunning became the pastime of the wealthy. Rich photo documentation from the 1930s and 40s illustrate the camaraderie of the well-to-do business and professional men who flocked to Kent’s gunning shores to spend icy mornings in booby blinds, awaiting the arrival of ducks and geese and warm evenings by the club woodstove, where they feasted on local delicacies.

Oral history excerpts reveal the stories of hardworking guides, who found vital supplemental seasonal income. Captain John Glenn fashioned hand-chopped decoys from his Piney Neck home, “Decoy Farm,” and began to work with other local carvers to supply a wide variety of stool. While the “Rock Hall School of Carvers” was likely influenced by the work of Susquehanna Flats decoy makers, Kent carver Charlie Joiner learned directly from legendary Havre de Grace carver R. Madison Mitchell, and befriended the Ward brothers of Crisfield, developing his own distinct and notable style.

“Kent County’s bountiful waterfowl population and picturesque shorelines drew gentlemen hunters from the cities to organized gunning clubs, especially along the shores near Rock Hall and Eastern Neck,” said CBMM Collections Manager Jenifer Dolde, curator of the exhibition. “Knowledgeable local men served as guides, savvy property owners leased their land for clubs, and skillful Kent carvers created co-ops to craft decoys for the rigs of neighbors and club members.”

“Kent County has an enduring waterfowling culture—one that continues to flourish in the fields, necks and islands of the deeply-rural region,” said CBMM Chief Curator Pete Lesher. “We’re grateful for the support of this exhibition to be able to explore this important part of Chesapeake history with our guests.”

GuyetteDeeterWEBONLYKent’s Carvers and Clubs: Guides, Gunners and Co-Ops  is generously sponsored by Judy and Henry Stansbury, and the world’s leading decoy auction firm, Guyette & Deeter. Entry to the exhibition is free for CBMM members or with general admission. Kent’s Carvers and Clubs will travel to the Waterfowl Festival in Easton, Md. November 9-11, 2018, and return to CBMM’s Waterfowling Building through March 31, 2019.

Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a world-class maritime museum dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment, and culture of the entire Chesapeake Bay, with the values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. Serving more than 70,000 guests each year, CBMM’s campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats and numerous indoor and outdoor spaces, situated in a park-like, waterfront setting along the Miles River and St Michaels harbor. Charitable gifts to CBMM’s annual fund help support the non-profit’s exhibition, education, and restoration programs, with online giving and more information at cbmm.org/donate.

From now through October, 2018, CBMM’s guests can experience the log-hull restoration of the 1889 bugeye, Edna E. Lockwood, with more information at ednalockwood.org.

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Two duck hunters take aim from a “booby” blind on the lower Chester River, c. 1950. Photo by A. Aubrey Bodine © Jennifer B. Bodine, courtesy of aaubreybodine.com. Kent’s Carvers and Clubs: Guides, Gunners and Co-Ops is a new exhibition opening Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. The exhibition continues through March 31, 2019, with more at cbmm.org.    

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A member relaxes after the day’s shoot in thee Holly Grove gunning club room, on Kent County’s Eastern Neck, c. 1940. Courtesy of the Trumpington Collection. Kent’s Carvers and Clubs: Guides, Gunners and Co-Ops is a new exhibition opening Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. The exhibition continues through March 31, 2019, with more at cbmm.org.

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Gunners wade into shore as their guide prepares to pull in the decoy rig from the waters near the Holly Grove gunning club, on Kent County’s Eastern Neck, c. 1940. Courtesy of the Trumpington Collection. Kent’s Carvers and Clubs: Guides, Gunners and Co-Ops is a new exhibition opening Saturday, April 14, 2018 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. The exhibition continues through March 31, 2019, with more at cbmm.org.