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Log Canoe Cruises

Saturday, Sept. 16, 9:30 am OR 1:30 pm: MRYC Higgins/Commodore Cups
$25 members, $35 non-members

9:30 AM SESSION - CBMM MEMBERS 9:30 AM SESSION - NON-MEMBERS

 

1:30 PM SESSION - CBMM MEMBERS 1:30 PM SESSION - NON-MEMBERS

 

Enjoy a river cruise to watch the log canoe races on the Miles River from our buyboat, Winnie Estelle. Log canoe races are a quintessential Chesapeake pastime, and from a shady spot onboard Winnie’s deck you’ll get an up close and exciting look at the action. Amateur photographers, sailing aficionados, or wooden boat enthusiasts will all find something to enjoy on CBMM’s log canoe cruises!

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Log Canoe Cruises

Saturday, Sept. 9, 9:30 am OR 1:30 pm: MRYC Labor Day Series
$25 members, $35 non-members

9:30 AM SESSION - CBMM MEMBERS 9:30 AM SESSION - NON-MEMBERS

 

1:30 PM SESSION - CBMM MEMBERS 1:30 PM SESSION - NON-MEMBERS

 

Enjoy a river cruise to watch the log canoe races on the Miles River from our buyboat, Winnie Estelle. Log canoe races are a quintessential Chesapeake pastime, and from a shady spot onboard Winnie’s deck you’ll get an up close and exciting look at the action. Amateur photographers, sailing aficionados, or wooden boat enthusiasts will all find something to enjoy on CBMM’s log canoe cruises!

2017 Dates:
Saturday, Sept. 9, 9:30 am OR 1:30 pm: MRYC Labor Day Series
Saturday, Sept. 16, 9:30 am OR 1:30 pm: MRYC Higgins/Commodore Cups

Community Ecology Cruise

Thursday, August 3, 1-2:30 pm
$15 per person for CBMM adult members; $20 for non-members

REGISTER HERE - CBMM MEMBERS REGISTER HERE - NON-MEMBERS

 

Enjoy a summer ecology excursion on CBMM’s Winnie Estelle. Adults and kids are welcome on this up-close and personal exploration of the Miles River and its unique habitat and ecology. Learn how to monitor the water quality of the river, try your hand at water testing, and explore the critters on an oyster reef, all while cruising in the breeze on the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s buyboat. Birders will enjoy the route, which features a route near Long Point Island, known for its eagle and osprey populations and heron rookery. Families with children are encouraged!

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Log Canoe Cruises

Saturday, July 29, 9:30 am OR 1:30 pm: MRYC Governor’s Cup Series
$25 members, $35 non-members

9:30 AM SESSION - CBMM MEMBERS 9:30 AM SESSION - NON-MEMBERS

 

1:30 PM SESSION - CBMM MEMBERS 1:30 PM SESSION - NON-MEMBERS

 

Enjoy a river cruise to watch the log canoe races on the Miles River from our buyboat, Winnie Estelle. Log canoe races are a quintessential Chesapeake pastime, and from a shady spot onboard Winnie’s deck you’ll get an up close and exciting look at the action. Amateur photographers, sailing aficionados, or wooden boat enthusiasts will all find something to enjoy on CBMM’s log canoe cruises!

2017 Dates:
Saturday, July 29, 9:30 am OR 1:30 pm: MRYC Governor’s Cup Series
Saturday, Sept. 9, 9:30 am OR 1:30 pm: MRYC Labor Day Series
Saturday, Sept. 16, 9:30 am OR 1:30 pm: MRYC Higgins/Commodore Cups

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Log Canoe Cruise

Saturday, June 24, 1:30 pm: Miles River Yacht Club 4th of July Series
$25 members, $35 non-members

REGISTER HERE - CBMM MEMBERS REGISTER HERE - NON-MEMBERS

 

Enjoy a river cruise to watch the log canoe races on the Miles River from our buyboat, Winnie Estelle. Log canoe races are a quintessential Chesapeake pastime, and from a shady spot onboard Winnie’s deck you’ll get an up close and exciting look at the action. Amateur photographers, sailing aficionados, or wooden boat enthusiasts will all find something to enjoy on CBMM’s log canoe cruises!

2017 Dates:
Saturday, June 24, 1:30 pm: Miles River Yacht Club 4th of July Series
Saturday, July 29, 9:30 am or 1:30 pm: MRYC Governor’s Cup Series
Saturday, Sept. 9, 9:30 am or 1:30 pm: MRYC Labor Day Series
Saturday, Sept. 16, 9:30 am or 1:30 pm: MRYC Higgins/Commodore Cups

Community Ecology Cruise

Tuesday, June 20, 10-11:30 am
$15 per person for CBMM adult members; $20 for non-members

REGISTER HERE - CBMM MEMBERS REGISTER HERE - NON-MEMBERS

 

Enjoy a summer ecology excursion on CBMM’s Winnie Estelle. Adults and kids are welcome on this up-close and personal exploration of the Miles River and its unique habitat and ecology. Learn how to monitor the water quality of the river, try your hand at water testing, and explore the critters on an oyster reef, all while cruising in the breeze on the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s buyboat. Birders will enjoy the route, which features a route near Long Point Island, known for its eagle and osprey populations and heron rookery. Families with children are encouraged!

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Navy Point goes nautical June 16-18

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CBMM_ACBF_Arts2_DaveNewcomer(ST MICHAELS, MD – May 22, 2017) More than 60 juried maritime artists and craftsman will be at the waterfront Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Antique & Classic Boat Festival June 16-18 when The Arts at Navy Point returns to St. Michaels, Md. In addition to traditional maritime artists and craftspeople from throughout the United States, a number of marine tradespeople will also be exhibiting at the event.

Now in its 30th year, the Antique & Classic Boat Festival is held by the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society and brings an era of by-gone days to Father’s Day weekend as wooden classics, vintage race boats, and other antique and Chesapeake Bay-related boats take to the Miles River and CBMM’s 18-acre waterfront campus.

The Arts at Navy Point features nautical- and maritime-related oil and watercolor paintings, sculptures created from various media, photographs, wildlife carvings, jewelry, boat models, furniture, books, and more.

This year’s exhibitors include marine wildlife master carver Dave Newcomer of North Conway, N.H., who begins with interestingly shaped pieces of wood and turns them into dolphins, whales, mermaids, and entire schools of fish. Newcomer will be providing carving demonstrations throughout the three-day show.

New Arts at Navy Point artists include carver Bob Bohannon; Chesapeake workboat model maker John Raeder; photographer John Ellsworth; author and regional paddling expert Jeff Lowman; ceramic artists Sonny Fletcher, Rowe House Tiles, and Bogan Pottery; painters, Jo Houtz, Trish Doty, and Edwin L. Cook; bag maker Kelley Gravenor; and sculptor Whimsical Creations.

Other marine artists include Chesapeake Bay native, carver, and author Don Parks; naval architect and author Jay Benford, who designed the Patriot as seen in St. Michaels; chrome plating marine artist Jim Wade of Philadelphia, Pa.; and Jim Torbert, of Felton, De., with his “Land Yacht,”—a bright yellow bus that is hard to miss, carrying an extensive array of special types and sizes of rope for marine, agricultural and industrial purposes, with knotting and splicing services performed on site. Fawcett’s Boat Supplies will also be on hand to help boaters with on-site sales of merchandise and boating advice.

Those returning to Arts at Navy Point include carvers William Veasey, Bill Hickson, Ed Jacobs and Ed Kuhn; painters Mary Lou Troutman, Dave Murphy, and Grover Cantwell; photographers Joan Orme, Ellis Underkoffler and Joe Gruver; blacksmith Nick Vincent, model-makers Chuck Willey, John Into, and Nancy Price; boatbuilders and restorers George Hazzard, Jerry LeCompte, Joe Reid, and Will Ruhland, and canvas and sail makers Scott & Shannon Simmons.

A complete and updated list of Arts at Navy Point marine artists and craftspeople is at bit.ly/artsnavypoint17.

“Boat owners love this show because they can often source supplies found nowhere else,” commented CBC-ACBS’s John Into. “Boats and art might seem like an odd mix, until you see the beautiful mahogany and chrome boats. As you learn about what was involved in restoring them to their original condition—sometimes from unrecognizable hulks—these boats, and their restorers, can also be viewed as art and artisans, respectively.”

The Arts at Navy Point will be open throughout the three-day Antique & Classic Boat Festival, with exhibitors located under the big tent on CBMM’s Navy Point, as well as in the Small Boat Shed exhibition building and throughout the 18-acre Mile River waterfront campus.

CBMM’s 18-acre waterfront campus is located on what has been referred to as “Navy Point” since the mid-19th century, before seafood packing houses, bugeyes, and buyboats lined the working waterfront of St. Michaels. St. Michaels native and U.S. Navy Veteran Purser Samuel Hambleton named the area in honor of his service under Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry.

Festival hours are Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; and Father’s Day, Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The festival includes two-day admission to all of CBMM’s special and permanent exhibitions, including the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, where guests can climb to the top for views of the Miles River and St. Michaels harbor. The event is $5 for CBMM adult members, or $18 for adults; $15 for seniors and students with ID; and $6 for children 6-17.

Scenic river cruises aboard CBMM’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. Festival parking for all three days and a Saturday shuttle service are free, with CBMM a short walk to specialty shops, restaurants, inns, bed & breakfasts, and other attractions in St. Michaels’ historic district. For advanced tickets and more information, visit bit.ly/boatfestival17 or call 410-745-2916.

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The Arts at Navy Point comes to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and the 30th annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival in St. Michaels, Md. this June 16-18. This year’s exhibitors include marine wildlife master carver Dave Newcomer of North Conway, N.H., who begins with interestingly shaped pieces of wood and turns them into dolphins, whales, mermaids, and entire schools of fish. Newcomer will be providing carving demonstrations throughout the three-day show, with advanced tickets and more information about this Father’s Day weekend event at bit.ly/boatfestival17, or by calling 410-745-2916.

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Mara Balodis of Florida, shown here, will have her hand-painted, nautical canvas bags at the 30th Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival’s Arts at Navy Point, taking place at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. with more than 60 juried artists. The Antique & Classic Boat Festival is held by the Chesapeake Bay Chapter of the Antique & Classic Boat Society and brings an era of by-gone days to Father’s Day weekend as wooden classics, vintage race boats, and other antique and Chesapeake Bay-related boats take to the Miles River and CBMM’s 18-acre waterfront campus.

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Sea glass artist Phil Lambert at the Antique & Classic Boat Festival’s Arts at Navy Point. The Arts at Navy Point returns to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. this June 16-18, and features nautical- and maritime-related oil and watercolor paintings, sculptures created from various media, photographs, wildlife carvings, jewelry, boat models, furniture, books, and more. The show also gives boaters the chance to meet Chesapeake boat builders and restorers, boat hardware suppliers, custom canvas-makers, rope suppliers, and more. Advanced tickets and more information are at bit.ly/boatfestival17, or by calling 410-745-2916.

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Boaters can meet Chesapeake boat builders and restorers, boat hardware suppliers, custom canvas-makers, and rope suppliers, including the Rope Locker, shown here, at the Antique & Classic Boat Festival’s Arts at Navy Point. The Arts at Navy Point returns to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. this June 16-18, and features nautical- and maritime-related oil and watercolor paintings, sculptures created from various media, photographs, wildlife carvings, jewelry, boat models, furniture, books, and more. Advanced tickets and more information are at bit.ly/boatfestival17, or by calling 410-745-2916.

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Ceramic artist Sonny Fletcher’s works will be among more than 60 juried artist’s nautical- and maritime-related works at the Arts at Navy Point at CBMM in St. Michaels, Md. this June 16-18. The Arts at Navy Point features oil and watercolor paintings, sculptures created from various media, photographs, wildlife carvings, jewelry, boat models, furniture, books, and more. The show also gives boaters the chance to meet Chesapeake boat builders and restorers, boat hardware suppliers, custom canvas-makers, rope suppliers, and more. Advanced tickets and more information are at bit.ly/boatfestival17, or by calling 410-745-2916.

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Joan and Michael Devaney glass art will be part of The Arts at Navy Point returning to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. this June 16-18. The show is part of the 30th annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival, and features nautical- and maritime-related oil and watercolor paintings, sculptures created from various media, photographs, wildlife carvings, jewelry, boat models, furniture, books, and more. Advanced tickets and more information are at bit.ly/boatfestival17, or by calling 410-745-2916.

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Carver William Veasey’s works will be among more than 60 juried artist’s nautical- and maritime-related works at the Arts at Navy Point at CBMM in St. Michaels, Md. this June 16-18. The show is part of the 30th annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival, and features nautical- and maritime-related oil and watercolor paintings, sculptures created from various media, photographs, wildlife carvings, jewelry, boat models, furniture, books, and more. Advanced tickets and more information are at bit.ly/boatfestival17, or by calling 410-745-2916.

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The works of Rose House Tile will be among more than 60 juried artist’s nautical- and maritime-related works at the Arts at Navy Point at CBMM in St. Michaels, Md. this June 16-18. The show is part of the 30th annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival, and features nautical- and maritime-related oil and watercolor paintings, sculptures created from various media, photographs, wildlife carvings, jewelry, boat models, furniture, books, and more. Advanced tickets and more information are at bit.ly/boatfestival17, or by calling 410-745-2916.

 

 

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CBMM’s floating fleet gets spring spruce-up

CBMM_BoatshopReport_Martha CBMM_BoatshopReport_OldPoint CBMM_BoatshopReport_Winnie(ST MICHAELS, MD – May 19, 2017) Under the guidance of Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Shipwright James DelAguila, the maintenance season for CBMM’s floating fleet of historic vessels is once again in full swing, with all work done in full public view.

As is typical this time of year, work proceeds with the most-used and popular vessels, including the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle, which received some system upgrades and a fresh coat of paint, thanks to the generosity of CBMM’s dedicated volunteers and staff. The Smith Island crab scraping replica Volunteer and crab dredger Old Point are each receiving minor carpentry repairs, along with fresh coats of paint in advance of their busy seasons.

The skipjack Rosie Parks is next up on the railway, where a leak in the forward staving will be eliminated, and her Cummins-powered pushboat will be recommissioned. Additionally, a rebuilt transmission has been installed on the draketail Martha, which is in the water awaiting a final solution to her cooling system.

Over the summer, CBMM offers on-the-water opportunities including Miles River cruises aboard Winnie Estelle, and small craft rentals of CBMM-constructed sailing vessels, rowing vessels, and wooden kayaks. Throughout the year, CBMM also sells boats through its Charity Boat Donation Program.

From now through 2018, CBMM guests can watch the progress on the log-hull restoration of 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood, with photos, project updates, and more information at ednalockwood.org.

CBMM’s floating fleet is part of the largest and most important collection of Chesapeake watercraft in the world, with 92 vessels built from the 1880s to the 1980s, including wooden sail, power, and row boats. All of the region’s waterfowling boats are represented, along with most of the major types used in the region’s fisheries, along with a good sample of recreational watercraft. CBMM’s working boatyard maintains the floating fleet in working condition, and stewards all objects in CBMM”s watercraft collections. All work is done in full public view, with woodworking, boatbuilding, and other maritime-related educational programs offered in the boatshop throughout the year. To learn more, go to cbmm.org.

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Shipwright James DelAguila and RPM Foundation Shipwright Apprentice Michael Allen work on the 1909 crab dredger Old Point, one of the historic Chesapeake boats in CBMM’s floating fleet, now undergoing spring maintenance. CBMM’s working boatyard maintains the floating fleet in working condition, and stewards all objects in CBMM”s watercraft collections. All work is done in full public view, with woodworking, boatbuilding, and other maritime-related educational programs offered in the boatshop throughout the year. To learn more, go to cbmm.org.

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Martha, a 1934 Hoopers Island draketail or dovetail, sits in the Miles River at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michael, Md. CBMM’s floating fleet is part of the largest and most important collection of Chesapeake watercraft in the world, with 92 vessels built from the 1880s to the 1980s, including wooden sail, power, and row boats. All of the region’s waterfowling boats are represented, along with most of the major types used in the region’s fisheries, along with a good sample of recreational watercraft.

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Volunteers work on sanding Winnie Estelle at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. They later re-painted the 1920 buyboat to prepare her for the summer, when the boat is used for drop-in scenic cruises on the Miles River.

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Watch log canoe races aboard Winnie Estelle this summer

CBMM_WinnieEstelle_WatchLogCanoes(ST MICHAELS, MD – May 2, 2017) The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is once again offering the opportunity to view Chesapeake Bay sailing log canoe races along the Miles River while aboard its 1920 buyboat, Winnie Estelle. 

The two-hour scenic cruises depart from CBMM at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, June 24, and at both 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Saturdays, July 29, Sept. 9, and Sept. 16. Regular drop-in cruises aboard Winnie Estelle are otherwise offered at CBMM Fridays through Mondays, May to October.

CBMM_LogCanoeRacing_BoneInHerTeethThese iconic Chesapeake Bay sailing log canoes only race along the Chester, Miles, Choptank, and Tred Avon rivers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. With long masts and large sails, these boats keep upright as they accelerate to speeds of 10 knots or more, thanks to crew members climbing to the ends of 15-foot boards that hang off the side of the canoe.

These two-hour special cruises aboard Winnie Estelle offer scenic views and photo opportunities, along with commentary from CBMM’s docents and crew. The cost is $25 for CBMM members, or $35 for non-members, with boarding limited and advanced registration needed at bit.ly/winnie2017.

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On select Saturdays beginning June 24, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s 1920 buyboat, Winnie Estelle will take passengers out to watch the Chesapeake’s iconic sailing log canoe races along the Miles River. The two-hour log canoe watching cruises are scheduled for Saturdays, June 24, July 29, Sept. 9, and Sept. 16. Cruises fill fast, with boarding limited and advanced registration needed at bit.ly/winnie2017.

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Winnie Estelle cruises return to St. Michaels

CBMM_Winnie_Cruising(ST MICHAELS, MD – May 1, 2017) Miles River cruises aboard the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Winnie Estelle will begin running again for the 2017 season on Saturday, May 13. Guests can enjoy a 45-minute scenic cruise aboard the authentic 1920 Chesapeake buyboat May through October on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays, departing from CBMM on the hour from noon to 3:00 p.m. Tickets for the cruise are $5 for CBMM members, $10 for non-members, $3 for non-member children ages 6-17, and free for member children and all children ages 5 and under. CBMM admission is required to cruise on Winnie Estelle.

CBMM_Winnie_DockedWinnie Estelle was built in Crisfield, Maryland by Noah T. Evans in 1920 and used as a workboat on the lower Chesapeake Bay for more than 50 years, carrying seafood and produce to market across the Chesapeake Bay. Now, she takes students out for educational programming, and CBMM guests and private parties out for scenic Miles River cruises, and more. In the 1970s, she operated as an island trader, carrying lumber from Honduras to Belize, and later as a charter boat for divers. In early 2012, Michael Whitehill of Centreville, MD, purchased the boat, which was then donated to CBMM in 2014 by an anonymous donor.

Winnie Estelle is also available for private charters and special adult and youth education tours. Tickets can be purchased at CBMM’s Museum Store or Welcome Center, or online in advance. To learn more, visit bit.ly/winnieestelle.

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