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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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OysterFest stew competitors, bands & activities announced 

(ST MICHAELS, MD – October 19, 2017) CBMM_OysterFest2017_Stew1 CBMM_OysterFest2017_Stew2 CBMM_OysterFest17_BuildaBoat CBMM_OysterFest17_WideShot CBMM_OysterFest17_OysterJengaOn Saturday, October 28, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St Michaels, Md. will host two live stages of music and an oyster stew competition as part of OysterFest.  

Oyster stew competitors include Sunflowers and Greens of Easton, Md., Bistro St. MichaelsGourmet by the Bay of St. Michaels, Md., Billie’s Catering of Crisfield, Md., at t at the General Store of Royal Oak, Md.   

Festival goers are encouraged to sample oyster stews beginning at 11:00 a.m. and while supplies last. Participation is limited to the first 500 on a first-come, first-served basis, with a commemorative OysterFest mug and the tastings offered for $10 per participant. This stew competition takes place on CBMM’s Fogg’s Landing and is sponsored by Hair O’ The Dog Wine & Spirits

The blind taste test awards bragging rights to the chef with the most votes, with the People’s Choice winner announced at the festival and later to the public. Bistro St. Michaels Executive Chef Matt Robbins has been awarded first place for the past two consecutive years.  

The band Blackwater will be bringing their eclectic blend of funk, rock, reggae, rhythm and bluegrass to the Tolchester Beach Bandstand for a live performance from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., followed by the Eastern Shore’s Justin Ryan performing pop, rock, country, folk an alternative music from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Performing from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from the Steamboat deck will be The Freewheelers bringing their breezy, melodic vibes to Fogg’s Cove and the Miles River.  

Family activities include Chesapeake cornhole, giant oyster reef jenga, face painting, build-a-boat activities, and children’s storybook readings. Phillips Wharf Environmental Center’s Fishmobile will give guests an opportunity to explore fish, terrapins, horseshoe crabs, blue crabs, oyster toadfish, oysters, eel, box turtles, and more. 

Lead OysterFest sponsors include Kelly Distributors, Pepsi Bottling Ventures, George’s Bloody Mary Mix, and Eastern Shore Tents & EventsChesapeake Landing is sponsoring the oyster shooter bar, and Lyon Distilling Company is sponsoring spiked cider, which will be served with other libations at Rosie’s Tavern. OysterFest is partially funded by the Maryland State Arts Council. 

At the Tolchester Beach Bandstand, festival-goers can watch or participate in an oyster slurping contest, with preliminary rounds taking place on the hour from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with the final contest at 1:45 p.m.   

This year’s OysterFest also features the 2016-2018 restoration of the log-hull sailing bugeye, Edna Lockwood, which is now underway and in full public view at CBMM’s boatyard. In 1889, at the age of 24, John B. Harrison of Tilghman Island, Md. built Edna E. Lockwood, the seventh of 18 bugeyes he was to build. As a workboat, Edna dredged for oysters through the winter and carried freight, such as lumber, grain or produce, after the dredging season ended. She was donated to CBMM by John R. Kimberly in 1973, and named a National Historic Landmark in 1994, representing the last historic log-bottom bugeye still under sail.  Project updates and more about the historic bugeye’s restoration can be found at ednalockwood.org 

Special exhibitions include Robert de Gast’s ChesapeakePotomac Waterfowling: Gunning the Nation’s River, and Bob Grieser’s Lens on the Chesapeake 

Admission to OysterFest is $5 for CBMM adult members, or $18 for adults; $15 for seniors and students with ID; and $6 for children 6-17. CBMM members at the Family & Friends level and above also receive the $5 discounted admission for two adult guests. Food, drinks, and boat rides are an additional cost, with carry-on alcohol prohibited. For safety reasons, non-service dogs need to be kept home during CBMM festivals, with leashed dogs permitted during non-festival dates. Proceeds from the event support CBMM’s education, restoration, and exhibition programs, with advanced tickets and more information at cbmm.org/oysterfest 

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At the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s OysterFest on Saturday, October 28 in St. Michaels, Md., festival-goers can sample oyster stew by regional restaurants and chefs beginning at 11:00 a.m. and while the limited tastings last. The stew competition takes place along CBMM’s Fogg’s Cove side of campus, with bragging rights awarded to the chef who gets the most votes among participants in the blind taste tests. Advanced tickets and more information about the October 28 OysterFest are at cbmm.org/oysterfest 

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Family activities at CBMM’s October 28 OysterFest include Chesapeake cornhole, giant oyster reef jenga, face painting, build-a-boat activities, and children’s storybook readings. Phillips Wharf Environmental Center’s Fishmobile will give guests an opportunity to explore fish, terrapins, horseshoe crabs, blue crabs, oyster toadfish, oysters, eel, box turtles, and more. Advanced tickets and more information are at cbmm.org/oysterfest.

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CBMM’s October 28 OysterFest in St. Michaels, Md. features two stages of live music. The band Blackwater will be performing from the Tolchester Beach Bandstand from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., followed by the Eastern Shore’s Justin Ryan performing from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Performing from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. from CBMM’s Steamboat deck on Fogg’s Cove will be The Freewheelers.

 

 

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Celebrate Chesapeake holiday traditions at CBMM December 8

cbmm_hooperstraitlight_carolers(ST MICHAELS, MD – November 11, 2016) On Thursday, December 8 from 4 to 7:00 p.m., the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is inviting the public to celebrate the holidays with a ceremony that includes caroling, the lighting of a tree atop the mast of a traditional Chesapeake workboat, children’s story time and holiday crafts, store discounts, and the lighting of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse.

Each year, CBMM’s campus is decorated in holiday greenery—created by CBMM volunteers and staff—and can be seen among the museum’s historic structures, exhibitions buildings, and boats along the St. Michaels Harbor and Miles River.

cbmm_museumstore_dec8eventFree children’s craft activities will be offered in the Welcome Center throughout the event, with CBMM volunteers and staff helping to create holiday and bird seed ornaments, candles, and popcorn stringing.

Three children’s story times will be hosted in the Welcome Center. Santa Claws, The Christmas Crab by Priscilla Cummings will be read at 4:30 p.m.; Santa and the Skipjack by Janie Meneely at 5:00 p.m.; and Lighthouse Christmas by Toni Buzzeo at 5:30 p.m. All books relate to the Chesapeake Bay and are available at the Museum Store, with proceeds supporting CBMM.

cbmm_crabspheresdrawing_dec2016While children enjoy these activities, parents, grandparents and all adults are invited to shop in the Museum Store, enjoy a wine bar, and free gift wrapping. During the event, CBMM members will receive a one-day-only, 25% total member discount on their total Museum Store purchases. Half-priced gift memberships to the museum will also be available for purchase. The evening concludes with a drawing for three lighted crab pot spheres, generously donated by the LumberYard of St. Michaels, Md., with tickets sold at the Museum Store before and during the event.

cbmm_treeuprosie_dec8event-jpgBeginning at 5:00 p.m., Maureen Curtin and Company will greet participants inside the Museum Store with traditional holiday caroling. At 6:00 p.m., participants will gather near the Crab Claw for the lighting of the tree atop the mast of Old Point, followed by a procession to the lighting of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse. Caroling will continue in the Museum Store.

The historic lighthouse once lit the way for boats passing through the shallow, dangerous shoals of Hooper Strait, a thoroughfare for boats bound from the Chesapeake Bay across Tangier Sound to Deals Island or places along the Nanticoke and Wicomico Rivers.

Old Point is a 1909 seven-log crab dredger built in Poquoson, Va. From the 1910s through the 1960s, she was part of Hampton, Va.’s crab dredging fleet. Old Point’s hull was built the old-fashioned way, hewn from seven pine logs.

CBMM is currently restoring another historic log-bottomed boat, the 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood, with all work now being done in full public view through 2018. Updates and more about the project are at ednalockwood.org.

The December 8 event is free and open to the public, with ample parking and no need for reservations. For more information, visit cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.

 

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On the evening of Thursday, December 8, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. will be celebrating Chesapeake holiday traditions with a special event that features caroling, children’s craft activities and story times, store discounts, and the lighting of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, as shown here, along with a tree atop the mast of Old Point. The event takes place from 4-7:00 p.m. in the Museum Store, and is free and open to the public, with more information at cbmm.org.

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CBMM’s shipwrights and apprentices take part in the annual Chesapeake tradition of hoisting a Christmas tree up a boat’s mast. This year, the tree will be placed on the 1909 crab dredger Old Point, part of CBMM’s historic fleet of Chesapeake boats. The tree will be lit at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, when carolers and other participants gather outside CBMM’s store as part of a 4-7:00 p.m. special event that also includes caroling, children’s craft activities and story times, store discounts, and the lighting of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse.

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From 4-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s store, as shown here, will be hosting an event that celebrates the Chesapeake’s holiday traditions. During the event, CBMM volunteers and staff will host free children’s activities and story times in the Welcome Center, while adults shop and enjoy complimentary wine along with free gift wrapping. CBMM members will receive a one-day-only, 25% total member discount on their total Museum Store purchases, with half-priced gift memberships also available.

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CBMM’s December 8 Chesapeake holidays event includes a drawing for three lighted crab pot spheres, shown here, which have been generously donated by the LumberYard of St. Michaels, Md. Tickets will be sold before and at the event in the Museum Store, with more information at cbmm.org.