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On Sunday, August 13, 2017, the 8th annual Watermen’s Appreciation Day comes to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., featuring a spirited boat docking contest, steamed crabs and other regional food, live music, beer, boat rides, family activities, and more. The fundraising event is organized by CBMM in cooperation with the Talbot Watermen Association, with proceeds benefiting both organizations.

“Watermen’s Day is an annual favorite among locals and guests alike,” said CBMM President Kristen Greenaway. “You can meet many of the watermen who work to bring seafood to tables across the region, while having a great time celebrating the Chesapeake with us in such an incredibly authentic way.”

CBMM_WAD17_HoganBeginning at 11:00 a.m., the event’s “watermen’s rodeo” boat docking contest returns to the Miles River to its expanded location under CBMM’s 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse. Bleacher seating will be provided for spectators to the contest.

“The boat docking contest is great fun to watch, and participate in,” said TWA President Jeff Harrison. “Last year, we had Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on board one of the boats, and while we won’t have Edgar Hansen with us this year, we’re looking forward to having Governor Hogan back with us again this year.”

The opportunity to meet the Chesapeake’s watermen, along with local steamed crabs, beer, and other food and beverages continue to highlight the waterfront festival.

Starting at noon, the day’s catch of steamed crabs—served by watermen—will be available for purchase, in addition to beer, water, soda, hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream, and more. Steamed crabs will be sold by the dozen, with pricing set by July 28 and posted at cbmm.org.

“We’ve consistently been able to sell a dozen steamed crabs with corn on the cob at $25,” said Harrison. “We’re hoping this year’s market will allow us to do the same.”

Also beginning at noon, live music with Bird Dog and the Road Kings from the historic Tolchester Beach Bandstand will have people tapping their toes and dancing along CBMM’s waterfront.

Children and families can enjoy games and activities offered throughout the day. Later in the day, children’s on-the-water activities include a Pot Pie skiff rowing competition, with prizes awarded.

CBMM_WAD17_WatermenDuring Watermen’s Day, event-goers can take part in a silent auction, with Chesapeake-related items available to the highest bidders, including work by noted Chesapeake photographer Jay Fleming. The auction takes place in the Small Boat Shed, with bids taken until 3:00 p.m., and all proceeds supporting the Talbot Watermen Association.

While at CBMM, guests can explore all 12 exhibitions buildings and see progress on the log-hull restoration of the 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood, now underway in the boatyard through 2018. Special exhibitions include Potomac Waterfowling: Gunning the Nation’s Rivers; Log Canoe Racing: Photographs by Morris Ellison; and Robert de Gast’s Chesapeake, featuring 80 photographs curated from the more than 10,000 by de Gast in CBMM’s collection.

CBMM_WAD17_CrowdAdmission to the 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. rain or shine event includes the boat docking contest, live music, numerous family activities, entrance to all CBMM exhibitions and historic structures, and is set at $18 for adults, $8 for children 6-17, with all children five years of age and under admitted free. CBMM members along with licensed watermen and their immediate families get discounted admission at $10 per adult, and $6 per child ages 6-17.

Advanced admission tickets can be purchased online at bit.ly/watermensday, with tickets also sold at the door the day of the event. Discounted watermen’s tickets will be available at the door the day of the event, with an active watermen’s license shown. Boat rides, steamed crabs, beer, and additional food and beverages will be available for purchase. Free event parking will be available at St. Michaels High School, with a complimentary shuttle service to CBMM running throughout the day.

For safety reasons, non-service dogs need to be kept home during CBMM festivals, including Watermen’s Appreciation Day. Leashed dogs are only permitted on CBMM’s campus during regular operating hours. Carry-on alcohol from dock or land is prohibited.

See photos from last year’s event at bit.ly/watermenphotos. For more information, call 410-745-2916.

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August 13 brings crabs, watermen’s rodeo to St. Michaels

CBMM_WAD17_Hogan CBMM_WAD17_Watermen CBMM_WAD17_Crowd CBMM_WAD17_Crab(ST MICHAELS, MD – June 1, 2017) On Sunday, August 13, 2017, the 8th annual Watermen’s Appreciation Day comes to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., featuring a spirited boat docking contest, steamed crabs and other regional food, live music, beer, boat rides, family activities, and more. The fundraising event is organized by CBMM in cooperation with the Talbot Watermen Association, with proceeds benefiting both organizations.

“Watermen’s Day is an annual favorite among locals and guests alike,” said CBMM President Kristen Greenaway. “You can meet many of the watermen who work to bring seafood to tables across the region, while having a great time celebrating the Chesapeake with us in such an incredibly authentic way.”

Beginning at 11:00 a.m., the event’s “watermen’s rodeo” boat docking contest returns to the Miles River to its expanded location under CBMM’s 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse. Bleacher seating will be provided for spectators to the contest.

“The boat docking contest is great fun to watch, and participate in,” said TWA President Jeff Harrison. “Last year, we had Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on board one of the boats, and while we won’t have Edgar Hansen with us this year, we’re looking forward to having Governor Hogan back with us again this year.”

The opportunity to meet the Chesapeake’s watermen, along with local steamed crabs, beer, and other food and beverages continue to highlight the waterfront festival.

Starting at noon, the day’s catch of steamed crabs—served by watermen—will be available for purchase, in addition to beer, water, soda, hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream, and more. Steamed crabs will be sold by the dozen, with pricing set by July 28 and posted at cbmm.org.

“We’ve consistently been able to sell a dozen steamed crabs with corn on the cob at $25,” said Harrison. “We’re hoping this year’s market will allow us to do the same.”

Also beginning at noon, live music with Bird Dog and the Road Kings from the historic Tolchester Beach Bandstand will have people tapping their toes and dancing along CBMM’s waterfront.

Children and families can enjoy games and activities offered throughout the day. Later in the day, children’s on-the-water activities include a Pot Pie skiff rowing competition, with prizes awarded.

During Watermen’s Day, event-goers can take part in a silent auction, with Chesapeake-related items available to the highest bidders, including work by noted Chesapeake photographer Jay Fleming. The auction takes place in the Small Boat Shed, with bids taken until 3:00 p.m., and all proceeds supporting the Talbot Watermen Association.

While at CBMM, guests can explore all 12 exhibitions buildings and see progress on the log-hull restoration of the 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood, now underway in the boatyard through 2018. Special exhibitions include Potomac Waterfowling: Gunning the Nation’s Rivers; Log Canoe Racing: Photographs by Morris Ellison; and Robert de Gast’s Chesapeake, featuring 80 photographs curated from the more than 10,000 by de Gast in CBMM’s collection.

Admission to the 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. rain or shine event includes the boat docking contest, live music, numerous family activities, entrance to all CBMM exhibitions and historic structures, and is set at $18 for adults, $8 for children 6-17, with all children five years of age and under admitted free. CBMM members along with licensed watermen and their immediate families get discounted admission at $10 per adult, and $6 per child ages 6-17.

Advanced admission tickets can be purchased online at bit.ly/watermensday, with tickets also sold at the door the day of the event. Discounted watermen’s tickets will be available at the door the day of the event, with an active watermen’s license shown. Boat rides, steamed crabs, beer, and additional food and beverages will be available for purchase. Free event parking will be available at St. Michaels High School, with a complimentary shuttle service to CBMM running throughout the day.

For safety reasons, non-service dogs need to be kept home during CBMM festivals, including Watermen’s Appreciation Day. Leashed dogs are only permitted on CBMM’s campus during regular operating hours. Carry-on alcohol from dock or land is prohibited.

See photos from last year’s event at bit.ly/watermenphotos. For more information, visit cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.

 

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Watermen’s Appreciation Day returns to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. on Sunday, August 13 with a “watermen’s rodeo” boat docking contest, steamed crabs and other food, beer, live music, boat rides, family activities, and more. Proceeds from the event benefit CBMM and the Talbot Watermen Association. For more information and advanced tickets, visit bit.ly/watermensday.

 

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Celebrities, crab pricing announced for August 14 Watermen’s Appreciation Day

CBMM_WAD_McManusHarris(ST MICHAELS, MD – July 29, 2016) The August 14 Watermen’s Appreciation Day hosted by the Talbot Watermen Association at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum brings the F/V Cornelia Marie’s Josh Harris and Casey McManus to St. Michaels, Md. for this festival that celebrates the men and women who work the Chesapeake Bay. The event features a boat docking contest, steamed crabs and other foods, beer, family activities, and more.

Harris and McManus will be available for autographs and photo opportunities throughout the day, except when they are out on the boats participating in the boat docking contest.

CBMM_Buyboat_FDCrockettThis year, Watermen’s Day also offers the opportunity to see and board a collection of historic buyboats from around the mid-Atlantic region along CBMM’s docks and waterways, as CBMM hosts the 12th Annual Chesapeake Bay Buyboat Association’s reunion.

The festival’s “watermen’s rodeo” boat docking contest returns to the Miles River under the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, with bleacher seating provided for spectators and plenty of food, live music, and family activities to round out the festival.

The event is hosted by TWA in cooperation with CBMM, with proceeds benefiting both organizations.

wadBeginning at 11:00 a.m., the spirited boat docking contest begins, with crabs being served starting at noon. Served by watermen from “Bay to table,” steamed crabs will be available at $25 per dozen while they last, in addition to beer, water, soda, hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream, and more. Guests can pre-pay for crabs from 10:00 a.m. to noon on August 14th at either of the two crab tents at CBMM. Later in the day, children’s on-the-water activities include a Pot Pie skiff rowing competition, with prizes awarded.

Also beginning at noon, live music from the Bird Dog & the Road Kings will be performed from the historic Tolchester Beach Bandstand. Children and families can enjoy games and activities and the buyboats that are at CBMM throughout the day.

The buyboats and their owners will be at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum August 12-14, with dockside tours offered to CBMM guests to stand on the decks, chat with their owners, and understand the boats’ importance in history.

CBMM_WAD_CrabsAdmission to the 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. event includes the Buyboat reunion, boat docking contest, celebrity appearances, and live music at $18 for adults, and $8 for children 6-17, with all children five years of age and under admitted free. CBMM members along with licensed watermen and their immediate families get discounted admission at $10 per adult, and $6 per children ages 6-17. Advanced admission can be purchased online at bit.ly/WAD2016, with tickets also sold at the door the day of the event. Steamed crabs, beer, and additional food and beverages will be available for purchase the day of the event.

Event parking will be available at St. Michaels High School, with free shuttle service to CBMM running throughout the day. For safety reasons, non-service dogs need to be kept home during Watermen’s Appreciation Day. Carry-on alcohol by boat or land is prohibited. For more information, visit www.cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.

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The F/V Cornelia Marie’s Josh Harris and Casey McManus will be at Watermen’s Appreciation Day on Sunday, August 14 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. Harris and McManus will be available for autographs and photo opportunities throughout the day, except when they are out on the boats participating in the boat docking contest. Advanced admission can be purchased online at bit.ly/WAD2016, with tickets also sold at the door the day of the event. Steamed crabs, beer, and additional food and beverages will be available for purchase.

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The Talbot Watermen Association’s Watermen’s Appreciation Day returns to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. on Sunday, August 14 with steamed crab pricing just announced at $25 per dozen while they last.  The event features a “watermen’s rodeo” boat docking contest, steamed crabs and other food, beer, live music, boat rides, family activities, celebrity appearances, and more. Proceeds from the event benefit the TWA and CBMM. For more information and advanced tickets, visit www.cbmm.org.

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The 7th Annual Watermen’s Appreciation Day at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum offers the public the rare opportunity to see and board a collection of historic buyboats from around the mid-Atlantic region— like those shown here—as CBMM hosts the 12th Annual Chesapeake Bay Buyboat Association’s reunion August 12-14. The Sunday, August 14 Watermen’s Day also brings steamed crabs, a boat docking contest, live music, boat rides, beer, other food and beverages, celebrity appearances, and children’s activities to CBMM’s Miles River-front campus in historic St. Michaels, Md., with advanced tickets and more information available at www.cbmm.org.

 

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August 14 brings Watermen’s Appreciation Day, buyboats to St. Michaels

CBMM_WAD_Crabfeast(ST MICHAELS, MD – June 29, 2016) The Talbot Watermen Association is bringing the 7th annual Watermen’s Appreciation Day to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum on Sunday, August 14, with the added attraction of the Chesapeake Buyboat Reunion being held at CBMM during the event. The event features a spirited boat docking contest, steamed crabs and other food, live music, beer, boat rides, family activities, celebrity appearances, and more.

 CBMM_WAD_BuyboatReunionThis year, Watermen’s Day also offers the public the rare opportunity to see and board a collection of historic buyboats from around the mid-Atlantic region along CBMM’s docks and waterways, as CBMM hosts the 12th Annual Chesapeake Bay Buyboat Association’s reunion.

The festival’s “watermen’s rodeo” boat docking contest returns to the Miles River to its expanded location under the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse. Bleacher seating will be provided for spectators to the contest, with plenty of food, live music, and family activities to round out the festival.

CBMM_WAD_BoatDocking“The boat docking contest is a major draw for this event,” said TWA President Bunky Chance. “Last year, we relocated the contest to the Lighthouse, giving spectators a larger, better vantage point while giving our boats more space on the water.”

The event is hosted by TWA in cooperation with CBMM, with proceeds benefiting both organizations.

wadBeginning at 11:00 a.m., you can watch professionals in the spirited boat docking contest along Navy Point. Later in the day, children’s on-the-water activities include a Pot Pie skiff rowing competition, with prizes awarded.

Starting at noon, the day’s catch of steamed crabs—served by watermen—will be available for $25 per dozen while they last, in addition to beer, water, soda, hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream, and more. Guests can pre-pay for crabs from 10am – 12pm on August 14th at either of the two crab tents at CBMM.

Also beginning at noon, live music from Bird Dog & the Road King at the historic Tolchester Beach Bandstand will have people tapping their toes and dancing along CBMM’s waterfront. Children and families can enjoy games and activities and the buyboats that are at CBMM throughout the day.
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Buyboats were used to haul seafood and cargo along Chesapeake Bay waterways before many of the Bay’s peninsulas were connected by bridges. As the seafood harvest declined and highways became the mode of travel, the large graceful buyboats faded from local waters, leaving no more than 30 of the oyster buyboats remaining on the Bay.

As part of the annual reunion, the buyboats and their owners will be at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum August 12-14, with dockside tours offered to CBMM guests to stand on the decks, chat with their owners, and understand the boats’ importance in history.

During Watermen’s Day, festival-goers can take part in a silent auction, with Chesapeake-related items available to the highest bidders, including work by noted Chesapeake artist Marc Castelli. The auction takes place in the Small Boat Shed, with bids taken until 4:30 p.m., and all proceeds supporting the Talbot Watermen Association.

Throughout the day, festival-goers can get an up-close view of CBMM’s floating fleet of historic Chesapeake vessels, including the 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood, a registered National Historic Landmark whose log-hull is under restoration now through 2018. During the festival, guests will also have full access to CBMM’s 12 exhibition buildings, including the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse.

“Watermen’s Day is an annual favorite among locals and guests alike,” said CBMM President Kristen Greenaway. “You can meet many of the watermen who work to bring seafood to tables across the region, while having a great time celebrating the Chesapeake in such an incredibly authentic way. And this year, we are honored to welcome the Chesapeake Bay Buyboat Association to CBMM.”

Admission to the 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. rain or shine event includes the Chesapeake Bay Buyboat Reunion, boat docking contest, celebrity appearances, and live music at $18 for adults, and $8 for children 6-17, with all children five years of age and under admitted free. CBMM members along with licensed watermen and their immediate families get discounted admission at $10 per adult, and $6 per children ages 6-17. Advanced admission tickets can be purchased online at bit.ly/WAD2016, with tickets also sold at the door the day of the event. Discounted watermen’s tickets will be available at the door the day of the event, with an active watermen’s license shown. Steamed crabs, beer, and additional food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Free event parking will be available at St. Michaels High School, with complimentary shuttle service to CBMM running throughout the day.

For safety reasons, non-service dogs need to be kept home during CBMM festivals, including Watermen’s Appreciation Day. Leashed dogs are only permitted on CBMM’s campus during regular operating hours. Carry-on alcohol from dock or land is prohibited.

See photos from last year’s event at bit.ly/WatermenPhotos. For more information, visit www.cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.

 

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The Talbot Watermen Association’s Watermen’s Appreciation Day returns to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. on Sunday, August 14 with a “watermen’s rodeo” boat docking contest, steamed crabs and other food, beer, live music, family activities, celebrity appearances, and more. Proceeds from the event benefit the TWA and CBMM. For more information and advanced tickets, visit www.cbmm.org.

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The 7th Annual Watermen’s Appreciation Day at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum offers the public the rare opportunity to see and board a collection of historic buyboats from around the mid-Atlantic region— like those shown here—as CBMM hosts the 12th Annual Chesapeake Bay Buyboat Association’s reunion August 12-14. The Sunday, August 14 Watermen’s Day also brings steamed crabs, a boat docking contest, live music, beer, other food and beverages, celebrity appearances, and children’s activities to CBMM’s Miles River-front campus in historic St. Michaels, Md., with advanced tickets and more information available at www.cbmm.org.

 

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This year’s festival features a “watermen’s rodeo” boat docking contest, live music, and celebrity appearances. Steamed crabs, beer, and other foods and beverages will be available for purchase. More information to be announced.

For safety reasons, dogs are not permitted on museum grounds during Big Band Night and all museum festivals, with the exception of certified service dogs. Leashed dogs are permitted on CBMM grounds during regular business hours.

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Watermen’s Day crab pricing announced by Talbot County Watermen’s Association

CBMM_WAD_CrabsThe Talbot County Watermen’s Association has announced that at the Sunday, August 9 Watermen’s Appreciation Day at CBMM local crabs will be sold at $20 per dozen.

Crabs can also be pre-paid from 10am – 12noon at either of the 2 crab tents at the event  on August 9th. The watermen will begin serving crabs at 12noon.

“These are great prices for this season’s local crabs,” said TCWA member Jason Schmidt.

Tickets for the event and crabs will be available at the gate the day of the event. Advanced general admission tickets can also be purchased at www.talbotwatermen.org.

Advanced CBMM Member and licensed watermen discounted tickets can be purchased at CBMM’s Welcome Center and Museum Store. Watermen must show valid license. 

Admission proceeds benefit the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and the Talbot County Watermen’s Association.

For more about the August 9 Watermen’s Appreciation Day, go here.

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Preparations made for August 9 Watermen’s Day

CBMM_WAD15_CommitteeMembers of the Talbot Watermen’s Association’s new leadership team recently met with Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum staff members to make plans for the 6th Annual Watermen’s Appreciation Day, which takes place along the museum’s 18-acre waterfront campus in St. Michaels, Md. on Sunday, August 9.

In addition to steamed crabs, live music, and celebrity appearances, this year’s event brings a new location for the boat docking contest, which will move from CBMM’s Watermen’s Wharf docks to the area in front of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, as shown here. Pictured from left: CBMM Director of Events and Volunteer Program Melissa Spielman; TWA Board Member Greg Kemp; CBMM Facilities Manager John Ford; TWA Member & Boat Docking Volunteer Rennie Gay; TWA Member & Boat Docking Volunteer Alvin Richardson; TWA Member & Boat Docking Chairman Barney Kastel; CBMM President Kristen Greenaway; TWA Member & Sponsor Chairman Jason Schmidt; and TWA President Bunky Chance.

Event tickets will be available the day of the event, at the museum. For more information, visit www.cbmm.org, www.talbotwatermen.org, or call 410-745-2916.

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Watermen’s Appreciation Day is August 9 in St. Michaels

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The Talbot County Watermen’s Association is bringing the 6th Annual Watermen’s Appreciation Day to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum on Sunday, August 9, with a few enhancements added to this year’s festival.

Highlighting these changes is the relocation of the festival’s “watermen’s rodeo” boat docking contest, which will be moving from the museum’s Fogg’s Cove to a larger venue at Navy Point, near the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse. Bleacher seating will also be provided for spectators to the contest. More children and family activities are also being added to this year’s festival.

“The boat docking contest is a major draw for this event,” said TCWA President Bunky Chance. “By relocating the contest to the other side of campus, we’ll give spectators a larger, better vantage point while giving our boats more space on the water.”

Reality TV star Captain Keith Colburn from the F/V Wizard will be making his first Watermen’s Day appearance, with Edgar Hansen from the F/V Northwestern returning to the festival.

Steamed crabs, beer, and other foods and beverages will be available for purchase. The event is hosted by TCWA in cooperation with CBMM, with proceeds benefiting both organizations. The pricing for steamed crabs will be set the week of July 27, and will be announced on CBMM’s website at www.cbmm.org.

“The market drives the price of crabs,” said Chance.

Beginning at 11 a.m., you can watch professionals in the spirited boat docking contest along Navy Point. Children’s on-the-water activities include a Pot Pie skiff rowing competition, with prizes awarded.

Starting at noon, the classic rock, country, and blues sounds of Bird Dog and the Road Kings will have people tapping their toes and dancing along the museum’s waterfront as the region’s favorite band plays live from the historic Tolchester Beach Bandstand. Also beginning at noon, the day’s catch of steamed crabs—served by watermen—will be available for purchase, in addition to beer, water, soda, hot dogs, hamburgers, ice cream, and more.

Children and families can enjoy games and activities throughout the day, including competing in an anchor toss, line baiting, or a rowboat racing contest. Scenic river cruises aboard the museum’s 1920 buyboat, Winnie Estelle, will take festival-goers out on the Miles River throughout the day.

Bids can be placed on a number of silent auction items, including work by noted Chesapeake artist Marc Castelli. Silent auction bids can be made up until 4:30 p.m., with proceeds supporting the Talbot County Watermen’s Association.

Throughout the day, festival-goers can get an up-close view of the museum’s floating fleet of historic Chesapeake vessels, along with a selection of working watermen’s boats. Festival admission also includes entrance to CBMM’s temporary exhibitions, A Chesapeake Swan Song: From Commodity to Conservation, which opened April 11, 2015; and A Broad Reach: 50 Years of Collecting, which opened May 23, 2015. During the festival, visitors will have full access to CBMM’s 12 exhibition buildings, including the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse.

“Watermen’s Day is an annual favorite among locals and guests alike,” said CBMM President Kristen Greenaway. “You can meet many of the watermen who work to bring seafood to tables across the region, while having a great time celebrating the Chesapeake in such an incredibly authentic way.”

Admission to the 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. event will be collected at the gate the day of the event and includes the boat docking contest, celebrity appearances, and the Bird Dog and the Road Kings performance at $18 for adults, and $8 for children 6-17, with all children under six years of age admitted free. Museum members along with licensed watermen and their families get discounted admission at $10 per adult, and $6 per children ages 6-17. Boat rides, steamed crabs, beer, and additional food and beverages will be available for purchase.

All event parking will be available at St. Michaels High School, with free shuttle service to the museum running throughout the day.

For safety reasons, non-service dogs need to be kept home during CBMM festivals, including Watermen’s Appreciation Day. Leashed dogs are only permitted on the museum’s campus during regular operating hours.

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

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The Talbot County Watermen’s Association’s Watermen’s Appreciation Day returns to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. on Sunday, August 9 with a expanded “watermen’s rodeo” boat docking contest and live music by Bird Dog and the Road Kings. This year, reality TV star Captain Keith Colburn with the F/V Wizard and Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” series will be making his first appearance at Watermen’s Day, with deckhand and engineer Edgar Hansen from the F/V Northwestern returning for his fifth appearance. This year’s festival includes plenty of children’s activities, along with steamed crabs, beer, and other food and beverages available for purchase. Proceeds from the event benefit the TCWA and CBMM. For more information, visit www.cbmm.org.