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Christmas in St. Michaels 2017

santaCapture the magic of the holidays at Christmas in St. Michaels. Enjoy a fun-filled holiday weekend for the whole family Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 8, 9 and 10, including a Christmas parade, display of Gingerbread Houses and trains, and music from the Celebration of Choirs, all free of charge. Shop at the Marketplace for unique Christmas gifts.

Purchase tickets for the Yuletide Party, Santa’s Wonderland, Breakfast with Santa and the annual Holiday Tour of Homes.

Enjoy a Holiday Breakfast and Old-Fashioned 2017 ornamentEastern Shore Dinner on Saturday or dine at one of many local restaurants. For more information, visit christmasinstmichaels.org or call 410-745-0745.

Shipwrights start next phase of Edna Lockwood restoration

(ST MICHAELS, MD – September 25, 2017) Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Boatyard Manager Michael Gorman reports that a major step has been made in the historic restoration of 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood, with her existing topsides lifted by crane to sit directly above her new nine-log hull. Edna Lockwood represents the last of her kind, as the oldest historic log-hull bugeye still under sail.

In mid-September, the topsides were successfully transferred to sit just above the new hull, which shipwrights finished shaping earlier this year. At the same time, Edna’s original 1889 hull was moved to the other side of CBMM’s campus, where it will eventually be put on display.

The next phase in the restoration will see shipwrights begin the process of marrying the two sections of the boat, and jacking the bottom up to meet frames. New stems, hatches, additional structure will also be installed this fall, and sails will be sent out to have new ones made.

The team is restoring CBMM’s queen of the fleet and National Historic Landmark Edna E. Lockwood by replacing her nine-log hull, in adherence to the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Historic Vessel Preservation. Shipwright apprentices working on the project are generously supported by the Seip Family Foundation and the RPM Foundation. All work takes place in full public view through 2018, when Edna will be placed on the marine railway and launched at CBMM’s OysterFest in October.

To keep up with the project, including progress update videos, visit ednalockwood.org.


Seip Family Foundation Shipwright Apprentice Spencer Sherwood helps slide a steel beam, on loan from Chesapeake Shipbuilding of Salisbury, through 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. The beams were used to help lift Edna’s topside from her existing hull in September, a major step in the historic restoration.

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Boatyard Manager Michael Gorman, far right, looks on as Edna Lockwood’s topside is lifted from its 1889 log hull to sit atop the new one constructed by him and his team of shipwrights and apprentices in St. Michaels, Md.

Edna Lockwood’s original 1889 nine-log hull is moved by across the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum boatyard after being separated for the bugeye’s topsides. It will sit on display on the other side of CBMM’s waterfront campus.

A look between the 1889 log hull of bugeye Edna Lockwood and her topsides as shipwrights at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels begin to lift her by crane.


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. 



CBMM earns TripAdvisor 2017 Certificates of Excellence

2017_COE_TripAdvisor(ST MICHAELS, MD – July 25, 2017) The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum recently received two TripAdvisor 2017 Certificate of Excellence awards. These awards celebrate excellence in hospitality and are only given to establishments consistently achieving great traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. In addition to winning for CBMM as a whole, the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse was also recognized this year.

“TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence is a badge of honor our staff and volunteers proudly earn,” said CBMM President Kristen Greenaway. “CBMM has achieved this recognition for six consecutive years, and we look forward to continuing to earn this kind of feedback while bringing a transformative Chesapeake experience to each of our guests, year after year.”

CBMM_TripAdvisor17_Campus3 CBMM_TripAdvisor17_Campus1 CBMM_TripAdvisor17_Campus2When selecting Certificate of Excellence winners, TripAdvisor uses a proprietary algorithm that takes into account the quality, quantity, and recency of reviews and opinions submitted by travelers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period, as well as the business’s tenure and ranking on the site’s Popularity Index. To qualify, businesses must maintain an overall TripAdvisor bubble rating of at least four out of five, have a minimum number of reviews, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months.

“This recognition helps travelers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travelers feel more confident in their booking decisions,” said Vice President of Industry Marketing, Heather Leisman.

Certificate of Excellence winners include accommodations, eateries, and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered superior guest experiences.

TripAdvisor is an online travel site offering advice from travelers, with nearly 390 million monthly online visitors and more than 500 million reviews and opinions covering more than 7 million attractions, accommodations, and restaurants. To read recent CBMM guest reviews, visit bit.ly/reviewcbmm. For information about the museum, visit cbmm.org.


The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse in St. Michaels, Md., recently received TripAdvisor’s 2017 Certificate of Excellence awards, which honor hospitality excellence throughout the world, and are only given to establishments consistently achieving outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor. This marks the sixth consecutive year the non-profit has earned the award, with reviews seen and made online at bit.ly/reviewcbmm.


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 acknowledges volunteers for generous service

CBMM_VolunteerRecognition_2017(ST MICHAELS, MD – June 22, 2017) On June 15, 2017, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum recognized a dedicated team of more than 385 volunteers aboard the Patriot for their combined 27,552.5 hours of service towards the museum over the past year. Several volunteers were recognized by CBMM for their work in boat restoration and maintenance, boat donations, buildings and grounds, education, exhibitions, museum store, and volunteer programming. The river cruise reception was generously sponsored by Patriot Cruises of St. Michaels, Md. and Garden & Garnish of Trappe, Md.

Special recognition was given to volunteers with the highest hours of cumulative service, including John Hawkinson with 10,000 hours; Ellen Plummer, Norman Plummer, and Mike Sweeney with 8,000 hours; Paul Ray with 7,000 hours; Lloyd Devigne, Roger Galvin, and Don Parks with 5,000 hours; and Jerry Friedman and Bob Petizon with 4,000 hours. Many other volunteers were recognized for reaching several milestones of 100 hours and above in their volunteer service toward CBMM.

 “The engagement and service from our volunteers is such an extraordinary part of what makes CBMM a very special place to visit,” says CBMM President Kristen Greenaway. “The effort our volunteers put forth each and every day to ensure a great experience for our guests is quite remarkable.”

CBMM is always looking for volunteers to help throughout various areas of its operations, including front desk assistants, interpretive educators, festival helpers, buildings and grounds assistants, and more. For more information, contact CBMM Volunteer & Education Coordinator Allison Speight at aspeight@cbmm.org or 410-745-4941 or visit bit.ly/cbmmvolunteer.

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Several Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum volunteers gathered in front of the Patriot in St. Michaels, Md. at a June 15, 2017 river cruise and reception honoring their service and dedication in bringing people closer to the Chesapeake Bay through their volunteer work. More than 385 volunteers collectively contributed 27,552.5 hours of service to the non-profit, helping with all aspects of CBMM’s operations. Volunteers reaching milestones in hours of service were also recognized at the reception, which was generously sponsored by Patriot Cruises in St. Michaels, Md. and Garden & Garnish of Trappe, Md. CBMM offers year-round volunteer opportunities in various roles and capacities. To learn more, email aspeight@cbmm.org or visit bit.ly/cbmmvolunteer.


CBMM offers free educator workshops this summer

CBMM_EducatorWorkshop(ST MICHAELS, MD – May 9, 2017) The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., is hosting three free workshops for educators this summer.

Educators have two opportunities to attend the National Geographic Educator Certification Phase 1 Workshop, on either Wednesday, June 21, or Tuesday, July 18, taking place on both dates from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Open to all PK-12 formal, informal, and homeschool educators, the workshop will introduce the new National Geographic Learning Framework, which covers the skills and knowledge to teach students about the world, empowering them to succeed and make it a better place.

Participating educators will learn about National Geographic’s new Educator Certification Program and begin the process to become one of the nation’s first Nat Geo Certified Educators.

On Tuesday, August 15, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., CBMM will host a Chesapeake’s Best Crab Cakes Educator Workshop. Participating educators will follow the blue crab from the Bay to the table in this hands-on workshop, which emphasizes Chesapeake geography, biology, and economics.

The workshop is designed to complement CBMM’s Chesapeake’s Best Crab Cakes Immersive tour, with educators exploring the relationship between people and the blue crab, and leaving with resources to implement the accompanying 5E Model Lesson in the classroom. This workshop is best for PK-5 educators.

Space is limited in all workshops, with advanced registration needed at bit.ly/educator17.

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 75,000 guests each year, CBMM’s campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats and 12 exhibition buildings, situated in a park-like, waterfront setting along the Miles River and St Michaels harbor. Charitable gifts to CBMM’s annual fund support the museum’s educational programs, with online giving and more information at cbmm.org/donate.




The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., is hosting three free workshops for PK-12 formal, informal, and homeschool educators this summer. Scheduled for June 21, July 18, and August 15, the workshops take place on CBMM’s waterfront campus, with space limited, and advanced registration needed at bit.ly/educator17. For more information, visit cbmm.org.