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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. 

 

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Girls’ Woodshop program at CBMM this August

8/8/17 UPDATE – This program is now full.

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(ST MICHAELS, MD – August 3, 2017) The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is hosting an evening Girls’ Woodshop program, running Monday, August 21, to Wednesday, August 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. each day.

Over the course of three days, girls in grades six through nine will learn basics of hand tools and wood construction as each creates their own planter box from scratch. Participation is limited, with pre-registration needed.

Led by Seip Family Foundation Rising Tide Apprentice Lauren Gaunt, the workshop is designed to provide girls with basic woodworking knowledge while helping them feel confident and at home in a workshop. Participants must attend all three days, as the project will progress step by step over the course of the program.

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CBMM hosts Pre-Party Auction fundraiser

CBMM_PreParty_BOG CBMM_PreParty_GreenawayEckardt CBMM_PreParty_MartinAppleby(ST MICHAELS, MD – August 3, 2017) The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum held its annual Boating Party Pre-Party on Sunday, July 23, 2017. The event featured both a live and silent auction, the proceeds of which help underwrite CBMM’s annual Boating Party.

As CBMM’s signature fall gala, the Boating Party includes cocktails, dinner, and dancing on Navy Point. Funds raised support CBMM’s mission to inspire an understanding of and appreciation for the rich maritime heritage of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal reaches, together with the artifacts, cultures, and connections between this place and its people.

Held on Saturday, September 9, this year’s theme is “Sizzle and Swing Under the Bandstand: A Tolchester Summer Evening.” To request an invitation, or to reserve your table, please contact CBMM Development Director Liz LaCorte at 410-745-4956 or at llacorte@cbmm.org. For more details, visit cbmm.org.

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Billy Boyd, far left, is pictured with members of CBMM’s Board of Governors—Richard Tilghman, Howard Freedlander, and Chairman Jim Harris.

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From left are Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum President Kristen Greenaway, Maryland State Senator Adelaide Eckardt, and Dick Eckardt.

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From left, Christine Martin and Nancy Appleby.

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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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Lighthouse overnights in St. Michaels this fall

CBMM_Lighthouse CBMM_LighthouseOvernights(ST MICHAELS, MD – July 26, 2017) Youth groups can now reserve fall dates for the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Lighthouse Overnight Adventures program. Dates include select Fridays and Saturdays, Sept. 1 through Oct. 28, with advanced reservations needed for groups of 12 to 18 children and their chaperones.

Under the guidance of a museum educator, adventure participants can travel back in time to explore the life of a late-19th-century lighthouse keeper, all while spending the night in the historic 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, situated on CBMM’s 18-acre campus on the Miles River and St. Michaels Harbor in St. Michaels, Md.

The program shares the stories of the keepers who lived and worked in Chesapeake lighthouses. From lighthouse engineering to the daily task of maintaining the great lamp, the overnight adventure uses games, costumes, and historic objects to explore the Bay’s lighthouses. The experience can also be used toward earning badges for Brownie, Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts, or just for fun among all groups and their chaperones.

The 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, now standing at CBMM’s Navy Point, was originally built to light 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 Deal Island, or places along the Nanticoke and Wicomico Rivers. The Chesapeake’s iconic “screwpile” lighthouse is built on special iron pilings, which were tipped with a screw that could be turned into the muddy bottom for a depth of 10 feet or more. CBMM’s lighthouse is the second lighthouse constructed at Hooper Strait, with the first one destroyed by ice in 1877.

The adventure program is for children ages 8 to 12 and their chaperones and is $40 per person, with a 12-person minimum, 18-person maximum. The fee includes one overnight stay in the lighthouse with a dedicated museum facilitator, a drop-in scenic river cruise aboard the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle (subject to seasonal availability), the cost of program activities, two day admission to CBMM’s exhibitions and campus, and a souvenir patch. Overnights are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis, with a $100 deposit needed. For inquiries or to make a reservation, visit bit.ly/lighthouseovernight.

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 CBMM’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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Children ages 8-12 travel back through time to explore the adventurous, exciting, and sometimes dangerous life of a late 19th-century lighthouse keeper while staying overnight in the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and on the Miles River in St. Michaels, Md. Lighthouse Overnight Adventures take place on select Fridays and Saturdays in the spring and fall, and include one overnight stay in the lighthouse with a dedicated museum facilitator, a drop-in river cruise aboard the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle (subject to seasonal availability), two days admission to CBMM, and a souvenir patch, with more information found at bit.ly/lighthouseovernight.

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Girl Scouts learn some history and become official Hooper Strait Light Keepers during CBMM’s Lighthouse Overnight Adventures, offered in St. Michaels, Md., on select Fridays and Saturdays this fall. The experience can be used toward earning badges for Brownie, Junior and Cadette Girl Scouts, or just for fun among all groups and their chaperones. Overnights are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. For inquiries or to make a reservation, visit bit.ly/lighthouseovernight.

 

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Living oyster bed created at CBMM

CBMM_WatermansWharf CBMM_WatermansWharf2(ST MICHAELS, MD – July 26, 2017) The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., now has its own living oyster bed, thanks to a generous donation from a local oyster farm dedicated to building a sustainable oyster population in the Miles River.

Mudgies Oyster Farm donated the oysters and labor to CBMM to help build a foundation for a living bed at CBMM’s Waterman’s Wharf. On July 20, Greg Kemp Jr., third generation waterman; Billy Adams, multi-generation waterman and board member of Talbot Seafood Heritage Association; and Stuart Dawson, farm manager of Mudgies Oyster Farm LLC, laid green shell foundations in the waters off Waterman’s Wharf. Tred Avon Treats supplied shells, TSHA supplied the labor, while Mudgies supplied the oyster seed and spat on shell.

“We enjoyed seeing this project get started, and look forward to the living bed growing oysters to help the Bay as well as educate the public,” Dawson said.

“CBMM is excited to be collaborating with local organizations to educate our guests with living exhibitions,” said CBMM Director of Education & Associate Curator Kate Livie. “Oysters are a large part of the Bay’s history, as well as the history of CBMM, and creating this living oyster bed adds authenticity to a fun and educational experience.”

Waterman’s Wharf is a re-created crabber’s shanty where CBMM guests can try their hand at many of the seafood harvesting activities of a Chesapeake Bay waterman. Outside the shanty are Chesapeake Bay workboats—the Hooper Island draketail Martha, the Pot Pie Jackson skiff, the 1912 tugboat Delaware, and Volunteer, a replica Smith Island crab scraper.

The living oyster bed is completed just in time for the 8th annual Watermen’s Appreciation Day, which takes place on August 13, and features a spirited boat docking contest, steamed crabs, live music, and more. The fundraising event is organized by CBMM in cooperation with the Talbot Watermen Association, with proceeds benefiting both organizations. For tickets and more detailed event information, visit cbmm.org. To learn more about Mudgies Oyster Farm, visit mudgiesoysterfarm.com.

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Stuart Dawson, Greg Kemp, and Billy Adams recently donated oysters and labor to help the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum build a foundation for a living oyster bed next to its Waterman’s Wharf exhibition. To learn more, visit cbmm.org.

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Stuart Dawson, Farm Manager of Mudgies Oyster Farm LLC, lays oysters and spat on shell near the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Waterman’s Wharf after laying green shell foundations. Mudgies recently donated oysters and labor to CBMM to help build a foundation for a living oyster bed. To learn more, visit cbmm.org.

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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.

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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.

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August Boater Safety Course added at CBMM

CBMM_BoaterSafety3(ST MICHAELS, MD – July 24, 2017) The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is adding an August 16-17 Maryland DNR-approved boater safety course after demand exceeded capacity for its July course.

The education program takes place from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. each evening in CBMM’s Van Lennep Auditorium. The cost is $25 per participant, with space limited and pre-registration needed.

Participants completing the course and passing the test will receive a Maryland Boating Safety Education Certificate, which is valid for life. The certificate is required for anyone born on or after July 1, 1972, and who operates a numbered or documented vessel on Maryland waters. The course is also recommended for anyone looking to become a safer, more experienced boater or personal watercraft operator.

Participants must be 12 years of age and older, with early registration recommended as class is filling fast. To register, go to bit.ly/safeboating2017. For information on Maryland DNR’s boating safety program, visit dnr.maryland.gov/boating.

Charitable gifts to CBMM’s annual fund support the museum’s educational programs, with online giving and more information at cbmm.org/donate. More information about CBMM’s education programs is at cbmm.org/learn.

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Chesapeake buyboats head to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. CBMM is offering an extra Maryland DNR-approved Boater Safety course for participants of all ages on August 16-17. The course prepares participants to receive a Maryland Boating Safety Education Certificate, which is required for anyone born on or after July 1, 1972, and who operates a numbered or documented vessel on Maryland waters. The cost is $25 per person, per two-evening session, with space limited and pre-registration needed at bit.ly/safeboating2017.

#4154 Herreshoff Meadowlark 34 ft Ketch

Herreshoff Meadowlark 34 ft Ketch  High quality strip plank, mahogany construction with fiberglass skin top to bottom from mid 1960’s. Boat was completely refit, refinished, and repowered and stored indoors. Shows beautifully, sails beautifully, runs beautifully, and would be a joy to own. MD 9652 DA

Available at The CBMM Annual Auction Sept 2, 2017   No Minimum, No Reserve, 

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See Pictures Here:BOAT FOR SALE by CBMM #4154 Hershoff Meadowlark