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EXHIBITION OPENS: A Single Goal: The Art of Trumpy Yacht Building

A Single Goal: The Art of Trumpy Yacht Building
August 6, 2016 – November 27, 2016
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An exhibition tracing the design and construction of the distinctive Trumpy wooden yachts opens August 6 and focuses its attention from 1909 through 1973, when the Trumpy Yacht Yard in Annapolis, Md. produced its last boat. Named after John Trumpy Sr., the famous Naval architect and designer who crafted these regal vessels, Trumpy boats are legendary for their display of affluence, craftsmanship, and beautiful design.

A Single Goal—The Art of Trumpy Yacht Building at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is made possible by the generous support of Dr. Jacob Deegan, Maryland State Arts Council, and the Talbot County Arts Council, with revenues provided by the Maryland State Arts Council, Talbot County, and the Towns of Easton, Oxford and St Michaels.

Using models, paintings, historic photographs, artifacts such as wooden patterns and vintage signage and original drawings by John Trumpy, Sr., A Single Goal explores the detailed process of wooden boat building as an art form and highlights these distinctive yachts and their furnishings and finishings.

Trumpy yacht exhibition opens at CBMM

"Freedom", a 104 ft fantail motor yacht designed by John Trumpy and built in 1926 by Mathis Yacht Building Company in Camden, NJ. Photo by Morris Rosenfeld, courtesy of the Rosenfeld Collection, Mystic Seaport Museum
FREEDOM, a 104 ft fantail motor yacht designed by John Trumpy and built in 1926 by Mathis Yacht Building Company in Camden, NJ. Photo by Morris Rosenfeld, courtesy of the Rosenfeld Collection, Mystic Seaport Museum

ST MICHAELS, MD – July 28, 2016) An exhibition tracing the design and construction of the distinctive Trumpy wooden yachts opens August 6 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., focusing its attention from 1909 through 1973, when the Trumpy Yacht Yard in Annapolis, Md. produced its last boat. The exhibition continues at CBMM through November 27, 2016 only.

Named after John Trumpy Sr., the famous Naval architect and designer who crafted these regal vessels, Trumpy boats are legendary for their display of affluence, craftsmanship, and beautiful design.

A Single Goal—The Art of Trumpy Yacht Building at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is made possible by the generous support of Dr. Jacob Deegan, Maryland State Arts Council, and the Talbot County Arts Council, with revenues provided by the Maryland State Arts Council, Talbot County, and the Towns of Easton, Oxford and St Michaels.

Using models, paintings, historic photographs, artifacts such as wooden patterns and vintage signage and original drawings by John Trumpy Sr., A Single Goal explores the detailed process of wooden boat building as an art form and highlights these distinctive yachts and their furnishings and finishings.

This exhibition runs through November, 27, 2016, and is free for CBMM members or with museum admission. For more information, call 410-745-2916 or visit www.cbmm.org.

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Freedom, a 104 ft fantail motor yacht designed by John Trumpy and built in 1926 by Mathis Yacht Building Company in Camden, NJ. Photo by Morris Rosenfeld, courtesy of the Rosenfeld Collection, Mystic Seaport Museum

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Trumpy Yacht Building exhibition opens at CBMM August 6

CBMM_Trumpy_Rumak_III_Marion_ Warren(ST. MICHAELS, MD – May 6, 2016) An exhibition tracing the design and construction of the distinctive Trumpy wooden yachts opens August 6, 2016 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. A Single Goal: The Art of Trumpy Yacht Building focuses its attention from 1909 through 1973, when the Trumpy Yacht Yard in Annapolis, Md. produced its last boat.

A Single Goal—The Art of Trumpy Yacht Building at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is made possible by the generous support of Dr. Jacob Deegan, Maryland State Arts Council, and the Talbot County Arts Council, with revenues provided by the Maryland State Arts Council, Talbot County, and the Towns of Easton, Oxford and St Michaels.

Named after John Trumpy Sr., the famous Naval architect and designer who crafted these regal vessels, Trumpy boats are legendary for their display of affluence, craftsmanship, and beautiful design. The exhibition at CBMM is funded in part by a grant from the Talbot County Arts Council, with revenues provided by the Maryland State Arts Council, Talbot County, and the Towns of Easton, Oxford and St Michaels.

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“The Trumpy Yard left behind a rich legacy—beautiful boats, John H. Trumpy’s exquisite draftsmanship, a team of highly skilled workers, and some wonderful stories,” commented CBMM Chief Curator Pete Lesher. “A Single Goal will provide the most comprehensive look at this legacy since the yard closed in 1973.

“The Trumpy yacht demanded perfection at all stages of the build,” continued Lesher. “This exhibition showcases the exquisite amenities and finest craftsmanship that went in to each vessel made.”

Using models, paintings, historic photographs, artifacts such as wooden patterns and vintage signage and original drawings by John Trumpy, Sr., A Single Goal explores the detailed process of wooden boat building as an art form and highlights these distinctive yachts and their furnishings and finishings.

CBMM_Trumpy_Consort_IVheelhouse_MorrisRosenfeldThe exhibition also traces the history of John Trumpy, Sr., who emigrated from Bergen, Norway, at the turn of the century. In 1909, he joined the Mathis Yacht Building Company in New Jersey as its vice president and naval architect, where he began designing several hundred wooden yachts and other vessels that would bear his name or his design imprimatur.

Upon John Mathis’ death in 1943, Trumpy, Sr. renamed the company, John Trumpy and Sons, as the next generation of boat builders—his sons John Jr. and Donald—became instrumental in the continuation of the business. In 1947, Trumpy moved the yard from Gloucester City, N.J., to Annapolis, Md., a prime location for boaters traveling up and down the eastern seaboard.

CBMM_Trumpy_trumpyenvelop_c1955Sigrid Trumpy, granddaughter of John Trumpy, Sr., and Maryland Hall for the Creative Art’s Director of Exhibitions, is the curator of A Single Goal, drawing upon her family’s rich historical archives and information and artifacts from Trumpy Yacht owners, restorers, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, and other organizations and individuals, as well as historic photographs from the Marion Warren Collection and Rosenfeld Collection (Mystic, Ct.).

A Single Goal: The Art of Trumpy Yacht Building will be on view at CBMM from August 6 through November 27, 2016, after a showing at the Maryland Hall in Annapolis. Additional artifacts will be added to the exhibition while at CBMM, including a full size Trumpy-designed yacht tender and beautifully-drawn ship plans from the CBMM collection. The exhibition is free for CBMM members or with general admission.

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, the museum’s campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats and 12 exhibition buildings, situated on 18 waterfront acres along the Miles River and St. Michaels’ harbor. For more information, visit www.cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.

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The 79-foot cruiser Rumak III was dressed in nautical signal flags for her launch at the John Trumpy and Sons yard in 1955. Photo by Marion Warren, courtesy of M.E. Warren Photography, LLC. A Single Goal: The Art of Trumpy Yacht Building is a traveling exhibition coming to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., August 6, 2016 through November 27, 2016. Curated by the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. For more information, visit www.cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.

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The wheelhouse of the 90-foot houseboat Consort IV, built in 1936, shows the brightly finished woodwork typical of John H. Trumpy’s designs. Photo by Morris Rosenfeld, courtesy of the Rosenfeld Collection, Mystic Seaport Museum. A Single Goal: The Art of Trumpy Yacht Building is a traveling exhibition coming to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., August 6, 2016 through November 27, 2016. Curated by the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. For more information, visit www.cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.

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The houseboat Freedom, seen under way about 1930, exhibited the varnished wood cabin and clean white topsides emblazoned with the scrollwork “T” at the bow that characterized John Trumpy’s designs. Photo by Morris Rosenfeld, courtesy of the Rosenfeld Collection, Mystic Seaport Museum. A Single Goal: The Art of Trumpy Yacht Building is a traveling exhibition coming to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., August 6, 2016 through November 27, 2016. Curated by the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. For more information, visit www.cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.

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Trumpy’s printed envelopes provided a waterfront view of the yard in Annapolis’ location after World War II. Photo by Marion Warren, courtesy of M.E. Warren Photography, LLC. A Single Goal: The Art of Trumpy Yacht Building is a traveling exhibition coming to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., August 6, 2016 through November 27, 2016. Curated by the Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts. For more information, visit www.cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.

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Antique & Classic Boat Festival, Arts at Navy Point in St. Michaels June 17-19

CBMM_ACBF16_June17_19(ST MICHAELS, MD – April 21, 2016)  Wooden classics, vintage racers, and other antique and Chesapeake Bay-related boats are coming to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum June 17-19 for the 29th annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival and the Arts at Navy Point in St. Michaels, Md. 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 the waterfront festival.

CBMM_ACBF16_Witchcraft_LawleySchooner“With a competition among entrants for best restored and preserved boats, this festival attracts the best of the best when it comes to classic and antique boats,” commented ACBS-Chesapeake Bay Chapter Festival Chairman Chuck Warner. “The boats you’ll see are in pristine condition, with the festival offering the rare opportunity to see them all together.”

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.

This year’s festival will feature a special appearance of the 1903 Lawley yacht Witchcraft. Now sailing along the Chesapeake, the 66-foot Witchcraft was designed by B.B. Crowninshield for William Bowditch Rogers for use as a racing yacht on Lake Champlain, and built by Boston’s famed Lawley boatyard in 1903.

CBMM_ACBF16_Music_DrewNugentThe festival also features Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society performing live jazz on Saturday, June 18 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. from the Miles River-front decks of CBMM’s At Play on the Bay exhibition building. Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society are a group of jazz musicians bringing back the days of hot and traditional jazz with their syncopated tempos and fiery improvisations. Drew Nugent, the ensemble’s leader—playing piano, trumpet and vocals—is also a jazz composer, with influences primarily spanning from Fats Waller and Jelly Roll Morton, through to Gershwin, Berlin, and the great Walter Donaldson. Drew has played venues including Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center, Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion,” the Delta Queen and Mississippi Queen Steamboats, and the Governors Island Jazz Age Lawn Party in New York City.

CBMM_ACBF16_ArtsNavyPointAlong with 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.

Workshops and seminars, building demonstrations, family activities, and a nautical flea market will be available throughout the weekend, along with a selection of regional and grilled foods, music, and a Papa’s Pilar Rum bar for libations and other drinks. This year, Friday and Saturday bring “Historic Yachts of the Chesapeake” seminars to festival-goers, with times and more information available in the program given out at the event.

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.

CBMM_ACBF16_GentlemansRacerFestival hours are Friday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Father’s Day, Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festival includes two-day admission to all museum exhibitions where authentic Chesapeake boats and traditions are highlighted. The event is $5 per person for CBMM members, or $18 for adults; $15 for seniors and students with ID; and $6 for children 6-17. CBMM members at the Family & Friends level and above also receive the $5 discounted admission for two adult guests.

Scenic river cruises aboard the museum’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. For more information, visit bit.ly/CBMMBoatFestival  or call 410-745-2916.

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The 29th annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival and the Arts at Navy Point take place June 17-19 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. 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 the annual festival. For more information, visit bit.ly/CBMMBoatFestival or call 410-745-2916.

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The wake of the 1920s-era gentleman’s racer Kidd, as she takes off on the Miles River from the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum during last year’s Antique & Classic Boat Festival. The 29th annual festival takes place June 17-19, bringing together a rare collection of Chris-Craft, Trumpy, Gar Wood, and other classic boats, along with a nautical flea market, the Arts at Navy Point, live jazz, nautical and maritime treasures, regional foods and libations to the museum’s waterfront campus in St. Michaels, Md. Learn more about the three-day, Father’s Day weekend event at bit.ly/CBMMBoatFestival.

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The 29th annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival and the Arts at Navy Point in St. Michaels, Md. brings the hot jazz sounds of Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum for a live waterfront performance on Saturday, June 18 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The group brings back the days of hot and traditional jazz with syncopated tempos and fiery improvisations, drawing from influences including Fats Waller, Jelly Roll Morton, and Walter Donaldson. Held June 17-19, the Father’s Day weekend festival draws some of the area’s finest classic boats, entertainment, nautical and maritime treasures, food and libations to the museum’s 18-acre campus, with more information at bit.ly/CBMMBoatFestival.

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The June 17-19 Antique & Classic Boat Festival in St. Michaels, Md. features a special appearance of Witchcraft. The 66-foot Witchcraft was used as a racing yacht on Lake Champlain and built by Boston’s famed Lawley boatyard in 1903. The waterfront event takes place at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and attracts the finest runabouts to yachts, including race boats, work boats, launches, hydroplanes, and utilities, with more information at bit.ly/CBMMBoatFestival.