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The Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland.

Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival XXXV

Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival XXXV
October 6 & 7, 2018

A reminder, during CBMM festivals and special events and for safety reasons, only certified service dogs are permitted on CBMM grounds. Leashed dogs are permitted on CBMM grounds during regular business hours/non-festival days.

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is hosting the 33rd Annual Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival and the Maritime Model Expo as a combined event on Saturday, October 6 from 10am to 5pm and  and Sunday, October 7, 2018 from 10 – 2pm

MORE INFORMATION & TICKETS HERE

 

Hundreds of amateur and professional boat builders, model boat builders and enthusiasts come from all over the region to display their skiffs, kayaks, canoes and maritime models. The event is free for CBMM members or with general admission and features small craft both on and off the water, children’s’ activities, food and more.

 

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Paddling with CBMM’s President

Saturday, June 2; Rain date: June 9
10am-noon, Foggs Cove

$44 CBMM members; $55 non-members-Paddle w/rental
$24 CBMM members; $30 non-members – Paddle w/out rental

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

Join CBMM President Kristen Greenaway for a demonstration on how to use a Greenland paddle, followed by a paddle on the Miles River. Greenaway is a frequent participant in the annual WaterTribe Everglades Challenge, a 300-mile, day/night small craft paddle from Tampa, Fla., to the Florida Keys.

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Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival XXXIV comes to St. Michaels

CBMM_MASCF CBMM_MASCF2(ST MICHAELS, MD – July 28, 2017) On Saturday, October 7, and Sunday, October 8, 2017, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will host one of the nation’s largest gatherings of small boat enthusiasts and unique watercraft at the 34th annual Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival.

During the festival, CBMM guests can marvel at the craftsmanship and innovation used in traditional and contemporary small craft while enjoying the museum’s waterfront campus and indoor and outdoor exhibitions. Hundreds of amateur and professional boatbuilders and enthusiasts come from all over the region to display their one-of-a-kind kayaks, canoes, and other traditional small craft.

Sailing skiffs, rowing shells, kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, prams, and one-of-a-kind boats will be on display and in the water throughout this family-oriented event. Small craft owners hailing from all over the country will also be available to share their knowledge and boating experiences with guests.

The festival was previously combined with CBMM’s Maritime Model Expo, which will now take place during CBMM’s free Community Day in May.

Scenic river cruises aboard the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle, live music, along with food and beverages will be available to round out the weekend festival.

Participants arrive Friday night, while museum boatyard staff and Chesapeake Wooden Boat Builders School instructors will be on hand Saturday to offer boatbuilding workshops and maritime demonstrations. Beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, a lively Miles River race of small craft can be watched from CBMM’s waterfront and docks. Festival-goers can also vote for their favorite boat, with the People’s Choice award and others announced among participants on Saturday evening.

On Sunday, festival-goers are invited to bring nautical items to swap or sell at a traditional swap meet before heading home.

For safety reasons, dogs are not permitted on museum grounds during CBMM festivals, with the exception of certified service dogs. Leashed dogs from boat and land are permitted on CBMM grounds on non-festival days.

The Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival is free for CBMM members and children 5 and under, otherwise admission is good for two consecutive days and is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $6 for children ages 6 to 17, with all museum exhibitions open throughout the event. See photos at bit.ly/mascfphotos, and for participant registration and more information, visit cbmm.org/mascf  or call 410-745-2916.

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CBMM will host one of the nation’s largest gatherings of small boat enthusiasts and unique watercraft at the 34th annual Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival. See photos at bit.ly/mascfphotos, and for participant registration and more information, visit cbmm.org/mascf or call 410-745-2916.

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Sailing skiffs, rowing shells, kayaks, canoes, paddle boats, prams, and one-of-a-kind boats will be on display and in the water throughout the festival. Small craft owners hailing from all over the country will also be available to share their knowledge and boating experiences with guests. See photos at bit.ly/mascfphotos, and for participant registration and more information, visit cbmm.org/mascf or call 410-745-2916.

 

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Teaching with Small Boats Alliance Conference 2017

Learn more HERE.

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.

Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival

33rd Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival & 12th Maritime Model Expo

34th Annual Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival and the 12th Maritime Model Expo

Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2, 2016
10am – 5pm

FREE for museum members and children five and under, otherwise admission is good for two consecutive days and is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, and $6 for children ages 6 to 17, with all museum exhibitions open throughout the event.

Visit http://cbmm.org/events/annual-festivals-and-special-events/mid-atlantic-small-craft-festival-and-maritime-model-expo/ for up-to-date information.

On Saturday, October 3 and Sunday, October 4, 2015, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will host one of the nation’s largest gatherings of small boat enthusiasts and unique watercraft at the 33rd annual Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival and 11th Maritime Model Expo.

The Model Guild of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, the North American Steamboat Modeler’s Association, and the Washington Ship Model Society are sponsors of the Maritime Model Expo. The event was traditionally held in May, and is now being combined with CBMM’s Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival, which is annually held on the first weekend of October.

Hundreds of amateur and professional boatbuilders, model boatbuilders, and enthusiasts come from all over the region to display their one-of-a-kind kayaks, canoes, and other traditional small craft, along with a variety of maritime models also on display and underway in a man-made pond.

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CBMM small craft rentals begin May 28

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(ST MICHAELS, MD – March 5, 2016) More people will have the opportunity to get out on the water this summer with the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s small craft rental program. The program launches this Memorial Day weekend, Saturday May 28, and continues weekends and select weekdays through August 28. Boats will be launched from the museum’s floating docks, located near the Steamboat Building on CBMM’s 18-acre waterfront campus. Participation is limited by the number of boats available, with reservations required.

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Built over the years in CBMM’s boatyard through the Apprentice for a Day program, the fleet of boats includes small wooden sailing skiffs, single and tandem kayaks, and rowboats that are perfect for singles, couples, or families. For participants wishing to sail but without basic sailing experience, CBMM is also offering private sailing lessons.

“We’re a museum that brings people closer to the Chesapeake Bay, so getting people out on the water for a first-hand experience is absolutely central to our mission,” said CBMM President Kristen Greenaway. “Come join us this summer and you too can mess about in boats that you’ll find nowhere else.”

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The small craft boat rental program began in 2015 through the generous seed money support of donors to the Jim Greenaway Memorial Fund. The fund is named after CBMM President Kristen Greenaway’s late father, an avid sailor, furniture manufacturer and boat builder, who passed away in January 2015.

The program will be operating on weekends beginning May 28 and continuing through June 19, and will expand to include Wednesdays through Sundays on June 22 through August 28. Hourly and daily rental reservations can be made from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with all boats returning to the museum’s docks no later than 5 p.m.

“You can take one of our boats out for as little as one hour to an entire day,” said CBMM Boatyard Program Manager Jennifer Kuhn. “For our guests it’s a unique chance to play around on the Miles River in a handcrafted wooden vessel.”

Private sailing lessons include up to four participants per session and are available to each participant at $50 per hour, or $300 per person for a full-day lesson from 10-4 p.m. Five days advanced registration is required for sailing lessons.

Boat renters must be 16 years of age or older, with minors accompanied by an adult, unless a boater safety certificate is presented. All participants must be physically able to get in and out of a small boat without assistance. Life jackets will be provided. In the event of small craft warnings or inclement weather, the programs will be cancelled. Daily and hourly rates vary per vessel, with discounts to CBMM members; advanced reservations are required by contacting Allison Speight at aspeight@cbmm.org or 410-745-4941.

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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is offering guests the opportunity to get out on the water on weekends and on select weekdays beginning May 28 and continuing through August 28. Built in CBMM’s Apprentice for a Day program, the fleet of boats is available for daily and hourly rentals and includes small wooden sailing skiffs, kayaks, and rowboats that are perfect for singles, couples, or families. Daily and hourly rates vary per vessel, with discounts to CBMM members; advanced reservations are required by contacting Allison Speight at aspeight@cbmm.org or 410-745-4941.

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum shipwrights, apprentices, and volunteers take a break from constructing a three-log canoe at the museum in St. Michaels, Md. The two-masted log hull sailing canoe is the first to be built in more than 35 years, and will be launched at CBMM on Wednesday, April 22, with the public invited to help celebrate the occasion. The log canoe—to be christened Bufflehead—will launch immediately following the museum’s Blessing of the Fleet ceremony, which begins at 5 p.m. Pictured, from left: Apprentice Brooke Ricketts; Assistant Curator of Watercraft Rich Scofield; Apprentices James DelAguila and Chris Baden; Boatshop Manager Michael Gorman; Volunteer Mike Corliss; Vessel Maintenance Assistant Joe Connor; and Volunteer Cliff Stretmater. For more information, visit www.cbmm.org.

Log canoe to launch at April 22 Blessing of the Fleet  

Adapting the lines from an 1893 Robert D. Lambdin canoe in the museum’s collection, CBMM shipwrights, apprentices, and volunteers began construction on a new sailing log canoe this fall with these three, 26-foot local loblolly pine logs. The canoe will launch on Wednesday, April 22 after CBMM’s Blessing of the Fleet ceremony, which begins at 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.cbmm.org. Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum shipwrights, apprentices, and volunteers take a break from constructing a three-log canoe at the museum in St. Michaels, Md. The two-masted log hull sailing canoe is the first to be built in more than 35 years, and will be launched at CBMM on Wednesday, April 22, with the public invited to help celebrate the occasion. The log canoe—to be christened Bufflehead—will launch immediately following the museum’s Blessing of the Fleet ceremony, which begins at 5 p.m. Pictured, from left: Apprentice Brooke Ricketts; Assistant Curator of Watercraft Rich Scofield; Apprentices James DelAguila and Chris Baden; Boatshop Manager Michael Gorman; Volunteer Mike Corliss; Vessel Maintenance Assistant Joe Connor; and Volunteer Cliff Stretmater. For more information, visit www.cbmm.org. CBMM Shipwright Apprentice James DelAguila uses a broad ax to shape one of the logs for a new three-log sailing canoe at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. The building technique is unique and indigenous to the Chesapeake Bay, dating back to the 1800s. Shaped with ax and adz, the logs are drifted together and with the addition of one or two planks, form the hull up to the deck. CBMM is launching the canoe on April 22, with details found at www.cbmm.org.

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(ST. MICHAELS, MD – April 2, 2015) The first Chesapeake two-masted log hull sailing canoe to be built in more than 35 years will be launched at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 with the public invited to help celebrate the occasion.

The log canoe—to be christened Bufflehead—will launch immediately following CBMM’s Blessing of the Fleet ceremony at approximately 6:30 p.m. After the launch, guests will enjoy the acoustic sounds of Jonny Bland, Kenny Haddaway, and a number of special guests, and are encouraged to bring their own beverage of choice to the launching. Limited libations will also be generously provided by Eastern Shore Brewing of St. Michaels and Charm City Meadworks of Baltimore.

Adapting the lines from an 1893 Robert D. Lambdin canoe in the museum’s collection, CBMM shipwrights, apprentices, and volunteers began working on the new, sailing log canoe this past fall. The hull has been constructed from three, 26-foot local loblolly pine logs, with the canoe and its spars constructed in full public view.

“This is the first log canoe to be built since 1979, when Tenaceous [sic] joined the fleet,” said CBMM Chief Curator Pete Lesher. “Bufflehead will be a great addition to the fleet, and we’re proud of the craftsmanship and skills put into creating her.”

Log canoes were traditionally used as workboats, for tonging oysters in particular. The building technique is unique and indigenous to the Chesapeake Bay, dating back to the 1800s. The design produces a strong and durable hull. Shaped with ax and adz, the logs are drifted together and with the addition of one or two planks, form the hull up to the deck.

“For our shipwrights and apprentices, building the log canoe provided a great exercise in understanding spatial relationships in boatbuilding,” said CBMM Boatyard Manager Michael Gorman. “It’s a smaller version of the five-log canoes that are often seen racing, and scaled after our log canoe Marianne.”

The April 22 Blessing of the Fleet begins at 5 p.m. under the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, and celebrates the beginning of this year’s boating season, while honoring Chesapeake Bay working vessels and pleasure craft. Easton High School’s NJROTC will begin the ceremony with a presentation of the colors, followed by an a capella quartet performance of the Star Spangled Banner and Navy Hymn. The blessing will be performed by the Reverend Kevin M. Cross of The Church of the Holy Trinity in Oxford, Md.

Boaters are invited to pull up near the lighthouse from the Miles River, with marina reservations made through the museum. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be moved into the Small Boat Shed. For docking and marina information, contact Megan Kennedy at mkennedy@cbmm.org or 410-745-4981. For more information, visit www.cbmm.org.

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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum shipwrights, apprentices, and volunteers take a break from constructing a three-log canoe at the museum in St. Michaels, Md. The two-masted log hull sailing canoe is the first to be built in more than 35 years, and will be launched at CBMM on Wednesday, April 22, with the public invited to help celebrate the occasion. The log canoe—to be christened Bufflehead—will launch immediately following the museum’s Blessing of the Fleet ceremony, which begins at 5 p.m. Pictured, from left: Apprentice Brooke Ricketts; Assistant Curator of Watercraft Rich Scofield; Apprentices James DelAguila and Chris Baden; Boatshop Manager Michael Gorman; Volunteer Mike Corliss; Vessel Maintenance Assistant Joe Connor; and Volunteer Cliff Stretmater. For more information, visit www.cbmm.org.

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Adapting the lines from an 1893 Robert D. Lambdin canoe in the museum’s collection, CBMM shipwrights, apprentices, and volunteers began construction on a new sailing log canoe this fall with these three, 26-foot local loblolly pine logs. The canoe will launch on Wednesday, April 22 after CBMM’s Blessing of the Fleet ceremony, which begins at 5 p.m. and is free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.cbmm.org.

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CBMM Shipwright Apprentice James DelAguila uses a broad ax to shape one of the logs for a new three-log sailing canoe at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. The building technique is unique and indigenous to the Chesapeake Bay, dating back to the 1800s. Shaped with ax and adz, the logs are drifted together and with the addition of one or two planks, form the hull up to the deck. CBMM is launching the canoe on April 22, with details found at www.cbmm.org.