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St. Michaels Daffodil Festival

Daffodil-Festival-LogoCome see St. Michaels and CBMM in bloom for this new spring festival.

Sponsored by the Town of St. Michaels, Maryland, the inaugural Daffodil Festival has planned activities including a Daffodil Weekend Parade, Daffy-Dog Costume Pageant, Daffodil Garden Tours, and more!

In fall 2017, 10,000 daffodil bulbs were planted at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum– as part of more than 20,000 bulbs in the entire Town–through a newly formed community organization called St. Michaels In Bloom. The organization is dedicated to the beautification of St. Michaels. Consisting solely of volunteers, St. Michaels in Bloom works to create a welcoming and vibrant landscape for the Town through the planting of colorful flowers, plants, and trees throughout our business and community districts.

planting daffodilsPart of the national organization, America in Bloom, whose vision is to have localities across the US participate in community beautification projects, the goal of St. Michaels in Bloom is to see this community bloom in many ways.

Festivities are designed to encourage visitors and to benefit residents and businesses alike. St. Michaels Community groups, merchants, and residents show support through the display of daffodils and through participation in our Daffodil Festival Events.

Click here for more details on the festival.

Free Admission Weekdays in February

CBMM_FreeinFebruary18_1The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is offering free admission Monday through Friday this February, thanks to the generous support of Free in February sponsors Shore United Bank and Awful Arthur’s of St. Michaels, Md.

During February, CBMM guests will receive a discount card for 15% off all meals at Awful Arthur’s, which will be redeemable through March 15, 2018.

Located along the Miles River in historic St. Michaels, Md., CBMM’s campus is a short walk or drive to area restaurants, shops, inns, hotels, and other attractions. Free admission covers access to CBMM’s numerous indoor and outdoor spaces, including the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, a working boatyard, and numerous permanent and changing exhibitions focused on the traditions, environment, and history of the entire Chesapeake Bay region.

Progress on the log-hull restoration of the 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood is now underway and in full public view in CBMM’s boatyard, and continues through 2018. The nine-log bugeye was built by John B. Harrison on Tilghman Island, Md., in 1889 and is the oldest of her kind still under sail. The oystering boat is a National Historic Landmark and was donated to CBMM in 1967 by John R. Kimberly.

“This winter, come and experience the Edna Lockwood restoration before it wraps up in October 2018. Our shipwrights and apprentices are now fairing the new hull with the old topsides, and it’s incredible to watch the transformation,” said CBMM President Kristen Greenaway. “We also have a great number of exhibitions for all ages to enjoy, and this time of year offers clear, underwater views of oyster beds, and abundant waterfowl and wildlife along our living shoreline and quiet waterfront.”

This winter, CBMM members and guests can enjoy several special exhibitions, including Robert de Gast’s Chesapeake, Potomac Waterfowling: Gunning the Nation’s Rivers, and Bob Grieser’s Lens on the Chesapeake.

Admission will be free weekdays in February for all CBMM guests. General admission is otherwise good for two consecutive days and is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and students with ID, $6 for children 6-17, and free for CBMM members and children five and under. During the winter months, CBMM is open 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. seven days a week, except for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Inclement weather closings are announced at cbmm.org.

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. Charitable gifts to the museum’s annual fund enable CBMM to educate and inspire the next generation of Chesapeake Bay stewards, and can be made online at cbmm.org/donate.

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Kick off boating season April 12 at CBMM

CBMM_BlessingoftheFleet1(ST MICHAELS, MD – January 18, 2018)  Celebrate the beginning of boating season by joining the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. for the annual Blessing of the Fleet ceremony. The Thursday, April 12 ceremony begins at 5:00 p.m. near the shipyard, and invites the public to honor the working vessels and pleasure craft of the Chesapeake Bay, including CBMM’s floating fleet. Prayers will be offered to boaters for a safe and bountiful season, and also for those mariners whose lives have been lost at sea.

http://development.cbmm.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/CBMM_BlessingoftheFleet2.jpgEaston High School’s NJROTC will begin the ceremony with a presentation of the colors, followed by 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.

At this year’s event, a special blessing will be given for the 1912 river tug Delaware, which will undergo a major restoration in full public view at CBMM, beginning in late 2018. Delaware is a product of Bethel’s great age of wooden ship and boatbuilding and apart from the 1900 ram schooner Victory Chimes (formerly Edwin and Maud), may be the only survivor.

CBMM_BlessingoftheFleet_DelawareDelaware hauled scows on Broad Creek, often laden with lumber, and towed ram schooners to and from Laurel, De. Occasionally, she carried parties of young people to Sandy Hill for day trips on the Nanticoke River. Delaware hauled scows often laden with lumber and towed ram schooners up and down the Eastern Shore’s narrow, winding rivers. She was donated to CBMM in 1991 by Bailey Marine Construction, Inc.

 

“The Blessing of the Fleet is a terrific way to kick off the season for all boaters and guests,” said CBMM Director of Events Shannon Mitchell. “Our campus really starts to fill up in April, with a broad selection of educational programs and events for guests to engage in. We can’t wait to kick off the boating season and to see everyone.”

CBMM_BlessingoftheFleet3CBMM’s Blessing of the Fleet is free and open to the public, and will move into CBMM’s Small Boat Shed in the event of foul weather.

For more information, call 410-745-2916 or visit cbmm.org.

 

 

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Come by land or water to welcome the boating season with a Blessing of the Fleet ceremony on Thursday, April 12 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in historic, waterfront St. Michaels, Md. Led by the Reverend Kevin M. Cross of The Church of the Holy Trinity in Oxford, Md., the ceremony begins at 5:00 p.m. near CBMM’s shipyard, and includes a presentation of the colors, the Star Spangled Banner, and Navy Hymn. The Blessing of the Fleet is free and open to the public, and will move inside the Small Boat Shed in the event of foul weather.

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At CBMM’s April 12 Blessing of the Fleet, a special blessing will be given for the 1912 river tug Delaware, which will undergo a major restoration in full public view at CBMM beginning in late 2018. Built in Bethel, De., Delaware is a rare example of a typical early 20th century wooden river tug, and often  hauled scows laden with lumber and towed ram schooners up and down the Eastern Shore’s narrow, winding rivers. Collection of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, Md. Gift of Bailey Marine Construction, Inc., 1991-3-1.

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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.

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114 ft. XPRESS JON BOAT BY ALUMA-WELD. Very nice classic flat bottom welded aluminium Jon Boat with Tohatsu 9.8 hp 4 stroke o/b motor. Trailer not included.   $2100

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

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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

Administrator Karen Walpole kwalpole@cbmm.org  410-745-4942

Program Director Todd Taylor at ttaylor@cbmm.org or 410-745-4990, or

Donation Associate Josh Mills at jmills@cbmm.org  or 410-745-4997

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CBMM recognized for Maryland’s Best Media and PR Campaign

CBMM_MTTSAward(ST. MICHAELS, MD – November 30, 2018) The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. was recently honored at the annual Maryland Tourism Awards Ceremony of the 37th Annual Maryland Tourism & Travel Summit. Held November 8-10 at the newly opened The Hotel at The University of Maryland, the summit was sponsored and managed by the Maryland Tourism Coalition, and drew together hundreds of the state’s top tourism industry professionals.

CBMM received an award for the “Best Media and Public Relations Campaign” for its strategic use of digital storytelling that successfully widened the public and media audiences for the restoration of the 1889 log-hull bugeye Edna Lockwood. The multi-faceted communications plan concentrated on video and social media to expand and diversify audience demographics, helping to not only preserve a National Historic Landmark, but attract more guests, journalists, and members to the museum. The fully restored Edna Lockwood will re-launch at CBMM’s OysterFest on October 27, 2018, with restoration progress reports updated at ednalockwood.org.

“I’m thrilled one of Talbot’s most beloved destinations has achieved this award,” said Talbot County Director of Economic Development and Tourism Cassandra Vanhooser. “The publicity behind the Edna Lockwood project has helped Talbot County attract more visitors and journalists in sharing our stories.”

Considerations for award nominations included innovative features of the campaign, specific results, and the collaboration involved in executing the project.

For more than 50 years, the Maryland Tourism Coalition has brought together the tourism industry to enhance business growth and to promote the development of Maryland tourism. The Maryland Tourism Coalition is the only statewide membership association representing all segments of the hospitality and tourism industry, emphasizing government affairs, business growth, professional development, and alliances with other tourism organizations, the business community, and state and local governments.

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. Charitable gifts to the museum’s annual fund support CBMM’s education, restoration and exhibition programming, with online donations made at cbmm.org/donate.

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At its recent annual awards ceremony, the Maryland Tourism Coalition honored the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum with the “Best Media and Public Relations Campaign” award. CBMM was cited for its strategic use of digital storytelling that successfully widened the public and media audiences for the restoration of the 1889 log-hull bugeye Edna Lockwood. Pictured from the left with the award are CBMM’s Content Creator & Strategist Bethany Ziegler, Vice President of Communications Tracey Johns, and Communications & Art Director Izzy Mercado. More about the awards ceremony is at bit.ly/mdtourism.

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CBMM offers chart navigation course in January

CBMM_Chart Navigation_PointingUPDATE (1/3/18) – This course is now full.

 

(ST MICHAELS, MD – November 28, 2017) The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is offering a two-day chart navigation course which begins on Saturday, January 13 from 10:00 a.m. to noon, and concludes Sunday, January 14 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Participation is limited, with pre-registration needed.

Led by Captain Jerry Friedman, a USCG-licensed Master, this course is designed to teach participants the necessary steps to plan a cruise using navigation charts, which includes plotting courses to safely pilot a boat from one place to another. Boaters interested in being more proficient in navigation will learn techniques to determine a boat’s location without the use of electronic aids.

The course will cover reading charts, identifying objects, and plotting on a navigation chart; determining latitude and longitude to identify a boat’s location; using a compass rose, including the effects of deviation and variation; understanding the rules of the “road” on the water; identifying navigation aids, such as buoys, lights, daymarks, and ranges; and other instruction on planning a cruise.

A retired electrical engineering executive, Friedman has held a USCG captain’s license for 60 years. During that time, he also operated an emergency service towboat for BoatUS, assisting boaters along the Chesapeake Bay in distress, delivering boats around the Chesapeake and from Florida and Long Island to Annapolis, teaching navigation courses, editing a monthly professional captains’ publication, and providing instruction to boat owners in the operation of their boats. He currently holds a 100-ton Master’s license and serves as the volunteer lead captain of CBMM’s 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle.

The program takes place in CBMM’s Van Lennep Auditorium and is $25 for CBMM members or $35 for non-members, with pre-registration needed at bit.ly/chartnavigation.

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A January 13 & 14 chart navigation course at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. will cover identifying navigation aids, such as buoys, lights, daymarks, and ranges; reading, identifying objects and plotting on a navigation chart; determining latitude and longitude to identify a boat’s location; using a compass rose, including the effects of deviation and variation; understanding the rules of the “road” on the water; and other instruction on planning a cruise. Class participation is limited, with pre-registration needed at bit.ly/chartnavigation.

 

#5068 PEDRICK 41

PEDRICK 41 c/b SLOOP. One of Cheoy Lee’s most sought after cruising boats. Built in 1985, this boat has enjoyed constant and considerable maintenance and upgrading by an experienced yachtsman and marine industry professional. Great looking boat with superb cruising layout and excellent sailing characteristics. 4′ 4″ draft with c/b up makes for an excellent Chesapeake and Bahamas cruising boat. Definitely one of the better Pedrick 41’s available. No teak decks ! MD 5320 AM.  $36,000

Cal Boat Donations Department 410-745-4942

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#5068 Pedrick 41

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

Administrator Karen Walpole kwalpole@cbmm.org  410-745-4942

Program Director Todd Taylor at ttaylor@cbmm.org or 410-745-4990, or

Donation Associate Josh Mills at jmills@cbmm.org  or 410-745-4997

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#5055 SEA RAY Sundeck 240

SEA RAY 240 SUNDECK. 2004 model boat. Lift kept. Very comfortable, fun boat with Mercruiser 260 hp 5.0 litre motor with Bravo 3 Duoprop stern drive. Well maintained machinery….a bit weathered on deck, but good overall condition. Possible trailer negotiated separately. MD 7092 BS.  $16,500

 

Call Boat Donations 410-745-4942

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#5055 Sun Deck

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

Administrator Karen Walpole kwalpole@cbmm.org  410-745-4942

Program Director Todd Taylor at ttaylor@cbmm.org or 410-745-4990, or

Donation Associate Josh Mills at jmills@cbmm.org  or 410-745-4997

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New weather station helps students learn at CBMM

CBMM_WeatherStation_StPaulStudent (ST MICHAELS, MD – November 28, 2017) A new, in-the-water weather station has recently been installed at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum on Fogg’s Cove along the Miles River.

Made possible through a generous gift from Lesley and Fred Israel and consultation by University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science’s Horn Point Laboratory, the weather station allows CBMM to enhance its K-12 programming to better support science and environmental education. Using the weather station, students are able to monitor the water quality at CBMM remotely from their schools to extend their museum learning into the classroom.

CBMM_WeatherStation1The monitoring equipment and data compilation are provided by the Virginia-based Sutron Corporation, which specializes in high quality real-time hydrologic, meteorological, and oceanic data. Water temperature, salinity, turbidity, and alkalinity are measured in the water, along with wind direction and speed, rainfall, dewpoint, and barometric pressure from the sensor above. Real-time data from CBMM’s weather station can be accessed online at bit.ly/weatherstationmap.

Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a world-class maritime museum CBMM_WeatherStation2dedicated 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. Charitable gifts to the museum’s annual fund enable CBMM to educate and inspire the next generation of Chesapeake Bay stewards, and can be made online at cbmm.org/donate.

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A new weather station, shown here, has recently been installed on Fogg’s Cove at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. The station is being used in CBMM’s K-12 school and ecology programming to monitor weather and water conditions, and is made possible through a generous gift from Lesley and Fred Israel. Real-time data can also be found online at bit.ly/weatherstationmap.

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Third-graders from St. Paul’s School in Brooklandville, Md. will be using data from CBMM’s new weather station to monitor water and weather conditions around their adopted oyster cage at CBMM. The collaborative project is made possible by the Chesapeake Bay Trust K-12 Environmental Education Mini Grant Program, which emphasizes meaningful outdoor learning experiences for students surrounding an important watershed issue.