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The Life and Work of Robert de Gast (Fall Speaker Series 2017)

Wednesday, December 6, 2pm
Van Lennep Auditorium
Cost per program for each session is $6 for members or $8 for non-members
Register for all sessions and save: $20 for members, $28 for non-members

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CBMM Chief Curator Pete Lesher, curator of the exhibition Robert de Gast’s Chesapeake, will explore the remarkable life and work of Robert de Gast as told through CBMM’s extensive collections of his photography, writing, and oral histories.

Wine Tasting

MEMBER NIGHT: Oysters and Wines for Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 1
5-7pm, Van Lennep Auditorium
Free for CBMM members
RSVP required to 410-745-4991 or nwells@cbmm.org.

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Join Hair O’ The Dog Wine & Spirits and discover how to pair wines with Thanksgiving oysters. Kate Livie, author of “Chesapeake Oysters – The Bay’s Foundation and Future” and CBMM’s Director of Education, will be on hand for a screening of the MPT program Eatin’ Oysters: Chesapeake Style, also featuring CBMM’s Chief Curator Pete Lesher.

Bob Grieser’s Lens on the Chesapeake to open at CBMM

(ST MICHAELS, MD – September 27, 2017) Bob Grieser’s Lens on the Chesapeake, a photography exhibition featuring both black and white and color images, will open at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. On display in CBMM’s Van Lennep Auditorium through June 3, 2018, it showcases iconic photos of life on the Chesapeake Bay, and of the Bay itself.

The late Bob Grieser (1946 – 2017) was a photojournalist who worked for the Indianapolis Star, Washington Star, Los Angeles Times, and Chesapeake Bay Magazine. He covered yacht racing events and sailing in waters around the globe including the America’s Cup, Louis Vuitton Cup, and Heineken Regatta. In 1990, Grieser published Chesapeake Bay, an art book featuring his black-and-white photography. An exhibition entitled Capturing the Spirit of the Chesapeake Bay, drawn in part from the photographs in his book, toured to museums from St. Michaels to San Diego in the following years.

In 2004, CBMM commissioned Grieser to photograph scenes from around the region for its At Play on the Bay exhibition. This new exhibition features 15 photographs selected from Grieser’s earlier one, Capturing the Spirit.

“Bob Grieser’s scenes of working and playing on the Bay and in the Chesapeake region are simply stunning, and we’re happy to have this opportunity to share them with the public once again,” said CBMM Chief Curator Pete Lesher.

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. To learn more or to support CBMM, visit cbmm.org.

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PHOTOS:
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Marilyn Davis has won the title of campion crab-picker during annual competitions over the years at the Crisfield, Md., Seafood Festival. Most days during the drab season, Marilyn and her coworkers arrive at the packing houses about dawn and pick crabmeat until afternoon. They are paid by the pound. Photograph by Bob Grieser, collection of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. CBMM will open Bob Grieser’s Lens on the Chesapeake on October 13, 2017, showcasing a mixture of Grieser’s black-and-white and color images.

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The setting sun casts shadows on serene Kent Cove, where prams and skiffs rest quietly at their pilings. The boats in the foreground are used primarily to ferry watermen to their workboats, which are moored farther offshore. Photograph by Bob Grieser, collection of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. CBMM will open Bob Grieser’s Lens on the Chesapeake on October 13, 2017, showcasing a mixture of Grieser’s black-and-white and color images.

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A few boats managed to strip to bare poles before a squall struck near Annapolis harbor, but there was trouble aboard the Yankee 30 Repulse II. Although Repulse II rode out the squall after a few worried moments, the 50-knot winds were far too much for a small one-design boat that capsized. Photograph by Bob Grieser, collection of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. CBMM will open Bob Grieser’s Lens on the Chesapeake on October 13, 2017, showcasing a mixture of Grieser’s black-and-white and color images.

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As morning breaks on the Bay off Annapolis, a crabber empties his pots. Photograph by Bob Grieser, collection of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. CBMM will open Bob Grieser’s Lens on the Chesapeake on October 13, 2017, showcasing a mixture of Grieser’s black-and-white and color images.

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Antique & Classic Boat Festival seminars announced

CBMM_ACBF17_Seminars2 CBMM_ACBF17_Seminars1(ST MICHAELS, MD – May 9, 2017)  The 30th annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival, taking place June 16-18 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., is offering a series of maritime and restoration seminars beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 16 and continuing through Saturday, June 17. Offered free with two-day festival admission, the seminars take place in CBMM’s waterfront Van Lennep Auditorium, with limited seating and no registration needed.

Friday’s seminars begin at 2:00 p.m. with CBMM Chief Curator Pete Lesher presenting “Chesapeake Log Canoes – Preserving Historic Boats, Preserving Traditions,” followed by Antique & Classic Boat Society Chesapeake Bay Chapter Past-President Jeff Beard with an “Aesthetic Guide to Collectible Cabin Cruisers, 1940-1970” beginning at 3:00 p.m.

CBMM_ACBF17_Seminars_LogCanoesSaturday’s seminars feature informative presentations on marine topics, headlined by the Honorable John C. North II’s and maritime artist Marc Castelli’s “Chesapeake Log Canoes” presentation beginning at 1:00 p.m. In honor of the festival’s 30th anniversary, these celebrated sailing log canoes are featured for this year’s show, with a selection seen on land and in the water throughout the three-day event.

CBMM_ACBF17_Seminars_IslandBirdOther Saturday seminars include “Propeller Technology from Cup to Pitch,” beginning at 10:00 a.m. and led by VT Design Principal Gary Van Tassel. At 11:00 a.m., Moores Marine President Jim Moores will lead a conversation around “JFK’s Honey Fitz & Hemingway’s Pilar—Master Restorations by Moores Marine,” followed with ACBS Eric with a “Stitch in Time: Antique Boat Upholstery” beginning at 2:00 p.m.

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.

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.

One of the East Coast’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.

Building demonstrations, family activities, and a nautical flea market take place throughout the weekend, with a selection of regional and grilled foods, music, and a waterside bar and deck for libations and other drinks available.

Children’s activities include boatbuilding craft projects, and the Hagerty Insurance Marine Youth Judging program, where youth learn about the award-winning qualities of preserved and restored classic boats. 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.

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, visit bit.ly/boatfestival17 or call 410-745-2916.

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The 30th annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival at CBMM in St. Michaels, Md. this Father’s Day weekend includes a series of maritime and restoration seminars that are free with festival admission, beginning at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 16 and continuing through Saturday, June 17. Topics include an “Aesthetic Guide to Collectible Cabin Cruisers, 1940-1970” and “Propeller Technology from Cup to Pitch,” among others, with more information at bit.ly/boatfestival17.

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Chesapeake log canoes, like those shown here under sail on the Miles River, are featured for the 30th Annual Antique Classic Boat Festival, held this June 16-18 at CBMM in St. Michaels, Md. Seminars on log canoes include CBMM Chief Curator Pete Lesher presenting “Chesapeake Log Canoes – Preserving Historic Boats, Preserving Traditions,” at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, and are headlined by the Honorable John C. North II’s and maritime artist Marc Castelli’s “Chesapeake Log Canoes” presentation beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. The seminars are free with festival admission, with more at bit.ly/boatfestival17.

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Chesapeake log canoes, like Island Bird shown here, will be featured for the 30th Annual Antique Classic Boat Festival, held this June 16-18 at CBMM in St. Michaels, Md. Seminars on log canoes include CBMM Chief Curator Pete Lesher presenting “Chesapeake Log Canoes – Preserving Historic Boats, Preserving Traditions,” at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, and are headlined by the Honorable John C. North II’s and maritime artist Marc Castelli’s “Chesapeake Log Canoes” presentation beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. The seminars are free with festival admission, with more at bit.ly/boatfestival17.

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CBMM participates in Project Clean Stream

CBMM_ProjectCleanStream2017.(ST MICHAELS, MD – April 3, 2017) Through the Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy’s coordination and as part of the Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay’s Project Clean Stream, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum hosted a team of volunteers on Saturday, April 1, to clean up “Heron Haven”—running through CBMM’s property and feeding into St. Michaels Harbor and the Miles River. This is the museum’s sixth year participating in the event, and the team collected nine bags of trash and four bags of recyclables.

20170401_134451CBMM’s Miles River waterfront campus includes several environmental features that help sustain the health of the Chesapeake Bay, including an extended living shoreline, rain gardens and swales, native plantings, and more. CBMM’s marina is also a Maryland-certified clean marina partner.

20170401_134706The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay has been connecting the public to their local outdoor space through Project Clean Stream for more than a decade. The program culminates in a unified day of service when volunteers spend a few hours outside cleaning trash from parks, rivers, and streams, or otherwise improving their communities.

For more information, visit cbmm.org or allianceforthebay.org.

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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s volunteers in the April 1 Heron Haven Project Clean Stream project in St. Michaels, Md., from left, were Ed Alvarado, Richard Scofield, Shawn O’Donnell, Kristen Greenaway, Pete Lesher, John Ford, Christian Everhart, Wilson Everhart, Anna Lesher, Nicholas Lesher, and Lad Mills.

MEMBER NIGHT: Chesapeake Bay Romance

Thursday, February 9
5 to 7 pm
Van Lennep Auditorium
RSVP required

Pete Lesher will present sailor’s valentines-framed items and boxes ornamented with small shells made by Caribbean islanders sold to sailors passing through. CBMM has several collected by Leonard Tawes, a schooner captain from Crisfield. Other tales of Chesapeake Bay romance will be told, as well as a little serenading from a local barbershop quartet.