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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.

Chesapeake Bay Pungy Schooner Lady Maryland at CBMM

CBMM_LadyMaryland2Guests to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. can see Lady Maryland dockside from Monday, October 23 through Wednesday, October 25.

Built in 1985 by the Living Classrooms Foundation, Lady Maryland is a replica of a Chesapeake Bay pungy schooner. Pungies were considered fast sailing vessels in the 1800s, and were primarily used as workboats carrying perishable cargo such as oysters, watermelons, tomatoes, fish, peaches, and grain.

Throughout the warmer months, CBMM’s marina is host to numerous visiting tall ships and vessels, with on-board programming and dockside tour opportunities. For more information about docking at CBMM, visit cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916. For more about Lady Maryland and the Living Classroom Foundation, go to livingclassrooms.org.

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CBMM floating fleet prepped for winter

CBMM_DorothyLee_Engine(ST MICHAELS, MD – October 19, 2017) Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Shipwright James DelAguila reports the museum’s floating fleet of historic vessels is being prepped for the colder months after a full summer of upgrades.

With CBMM’s railway maintenance season wrapped up, new full-time marine mechanic Josh Richardson had the opportunity to do systems maintenance before decommissioning vessels for the season. Richardson’s work ensures CBMM’s collection boats are able to continue traveling as ambassadors throughout the Chesapeake Bay region.

CBMM_EdnaLockwood_FairingOver the winter, shipwrights, apprentices, volunteers, and interns will spend a great amount of time on the Edna Lockwood restoration, as the painstaking work of fitting and fastening her new log hull to her original topsides continues. All work is being done in full public view, with limitless opportunities to ask questions about this unique build. For more on Edna Lockwood’s historic restoration, visit ednalockwood.org. To learn about CBMM, visit cbmm.org.

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Josh Richardson, the new marine mechanic at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., inspects the engine of Dorothy Lee, a 1934 Hoopers Island Dovetail in CBMM’s floating fleet.

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A shipwright at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., works on fairing Edna Lockwood’s log hull. Over the winter, shipwrights and apprentices will spend more time on the historic restoration project, with all work done in full public view.

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Richardson joins Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum  

CBMM_RichardsonJoshua_2017(ST MICHAELS, MD – October 18, 2017) Joshua Richardson of Easton, Md. has joined the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. as Marine Mechanic. In this position, Richardson assists in engine maintenance and repair operations of CBMM’s floating fleet of historic Chesapeake boats, as well as boats donated and sold in its charity boat donation program. Richardson is also helping teach basic engine maintenance and repair skills to CBMM’s shipwright apprentices, as well as to youth enrolled in CBMM’s Rising Tide After-School Boatbuilding program. 

Richardson brings more than 15 years of marine technician experience to the position, including his most recent work at Easton Point Marina. He is a graduate of the Marine Mechanics Institute in Orlando, Fl. and served as a heavy equipment mechanic while enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.  

 “We’re grateful for the addition of Josh to our team through this new position,” said CBMM Boatyard Manager Michael Gorman. “This helps fulfill our goal of having a fully functioning boatyard here, so that preserving these boats can be done more thoroughly and efficiently.”   

Richardson has been connected to the Bay his entire life, first as the son of a Chesapeake waterman growing up in St. Michaels, Md., and later enjoying the Chesapeake as a recreational boater. 

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 preserve and restore the largest collection of Chesapeake watercraft in the world, and can be made online at cbmm.org/donate. 

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Joshua Richardson of Easton, Md. recently joined the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. as Marine Mechanic.  

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Bob Grieser’s Lens on the Chesapeake opens at CBMM

(ST MICHAELS, MD – October 12, 2017)  CBMM_GreiserInstallation1Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Collections Manager Jenifer Dolde works on the installation of Bob Grieser’s Lens on the Chesapeake, a photography exhibition featuring both black and white and color images opening at CBMM in St. Michaels, Md. on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. The exhibition continues through June 3, 2018 in CBMM’s Van Lennep Auditorium, and showcases iconic photos of life on the Chesapeake Bay, and of the Bay itself. The exhibition is open daily, with more information at bit.ly/lensonthechesapeake.

CBMM_GreiserInstallation2Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Exhibitions Specialist Lee Olson, left, with Assistant Curator of Watercraft Richard Scofield, right, work on the installation of Bob Grieser’s Lens on the Chesapeake, a photography exhibition featuring both black and white and color images opening at CBMM in St. Michaels, Md. on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017. The exhibition continues through June 3, 2018 in CBMM’s Van Lennep Auditorium, and showcases iconic photos of life on the Chesapeake Bay, and of the Bay itself. The exhibition is open daily, with more information at bit.ly/lensonthechesapeake.

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Learn woodworking at CBMM this fall

(ST MICHAELS, MD – September 5, 2017) The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is inviting experienced and novice woodworkers to its Open Boatshop program on Sept. 14, Oct. 11, Nov. 15 and Dec. 6. The program runs from 5:30-8:30 pm., with class size limited and advanced registration needed.

The program invites members of the public to CBMM’s boatyard to work on a small woodworking project of their own, or to bring ideas and seek advice on a future project.

Participants will gain the advice and guidance of an experienced shipwright and woodworker, along with assistance with CBMM’s machinery and tools, plans, measurements and the execution of their small-scale project. Projects can include plans for a small holiday gift, frames, furniture, models, artwork and more.

The Open Boatshop program is $30 per session for CBMM members, or $40 per session for non-members. Participants must be 16 or older, unless accompanied by an adult. To register or for more information, contact CBMM Boatyard Program Manager Jenn Kuhn at 410-745-4980 or afad@cbmm.org.

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Beginning Thursday, Sept. 14, and continuing on select dates through December, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels is opening its boatshop for novice and experienced woodworkers to gain advice and assistance on their small-scale woodworking projects. The program takes place from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. with a per session price of $30 for CBMM members and $40 for non-members. Participation is limited, with advanced registrations needed by contacting CBMM Boatyard Program Manager Jenn Kuhn at 410-745-4980 or afad@cbmm.org.

CBMM invites families to boatshop program

(ST. MICHAELS, MD – August 24, 2017) The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., is offering three sessions of its Family Boatshop program this fall. Participation is limited, with advanced registration needed.

Held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, September 23, October 21, and November 18, CBMM invites families to join shipwrights in the boatshop for a woodworking project. Projects vary from steam bending wood to making cutting boards or helping to build a wooden boat.

The program is limited to children 10 years of age and older, who must be accompanied by an adult. The cost to participate is $45 per participant, per session for CBMM members, and $55 per participant, per session for non-members, with registration at bit.ly/CBMM_FamilyBoatshop.

Scholarships are available for participants in the Talbot Mentors program.

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 nearly 70,000 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.

From now through 2018, museum guests can see the log-hull restoration of the 1889 log-hull bugeye, Edna E. Lockwood, with more information at ednalockwood.org. For more information about CBMM, visit cbmm.org.

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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., is hosting three sessions of its Family Boatshop program beginning on Saturday, September 23. The program gives guests the opportunity to join shipwrights on various boatbuilding projects. Registration is required to bit.ly/CBMM_FamilyBoatshop.

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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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