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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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CBMM’s Sea Squirts Summer Camp begins June 19

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4/27/17 UPDATE – All camps for 4-6 year-olds have been filled at this time. Any additional registrations will be added to a waiting list.

(ST MICHAELS, MD – February 27, 2017) Beginning June 19 and continuing through August 11, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is offering its week-long, half day Sea Squirts Summer Camp, formerly called Kids Club, for 4-9 year-old children. In age-appropriate Chesapeake-themed sessions, campers will explore the magic of the Chesapeake Bay’s people, animals, and environment through creative, hands-on activities, stories, games, and crafts.

CBMM’s summer camps for children 4-6 years of age are offered during the weeks of June 19, July 3, July 17, and July 31; camps for children 7-9 years of age are offered the weeks of June 26, July 10, July 24, and August 7. Camp themes include Chesapeake Critters, Time Travel Adventure, Clever Creations, and Bay Explorers.

CBMM_SeaSquirts_CraftDaily camps take place from 9:00 a.m. to noon, with campers meeting at CBMM’s Dorchester House and exploring CBMM’s 18-acre campus and numerous exhibition buildings as part of the program.

Participation is limited, with camps filling fast through pre-registration. The cost for the week-long camp is $125 for CBMM members, or $150 for non-members, with scholarships available. To register, go to bit.ly/CBMMSeaSquirts17, or for more information, visit bit.ly/CBMMsummercamp17.

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Registration is now open for the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s week-long, half-day summer camps for children ages 4-9. Camps take place over eight weeks beginning June 19, with each age-appropriate session delivering Chesapeake-themed, hands-on activities, stories, games, and crafts that help bring children closer to the Chesapeake Bay. Camps fill fast, with advanced registration needed at bit.ly/CBMMSeaSquirts17. Camp details are at bit.ly/CBMMsummercamp17.

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May 21 is Community Day at CBMM

CBMM_CommunityDay2017isMay21(ST MICHAELS, MD – February 24, 2017) As a way of saying thank you to the regional community, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is hosting its second free Community Day on Sunday, May 21, 2017, with all festivities taking place on CBMM’s Fogg’s Landing, and including free admission for everyone, plus live music, regional foods and drinks, family activities, free boat rides, and more.

CBMM_CommunityDay2017_SultanaHighlights for this year’s event include the opportunity to see the schooner Sultana dockside, along with numerous family activities and special exhibitions. The event’s generous sponsors include CBMM’s Friends Board, Choptank Electric Cooperative, Curtis Stokes & Associates, Talbot County Free Library, and What’s Up? Magazine.

The day’s events kick off at 9:00 a.m. with the Bay Hundred Covenant Churches’ tent service,  with festival guests invited to attend, and continues to 5:00 p.m.

The Covenant Church service includes leaders and congregations from area churches, with participants engaging in gospel singing and prayer. Covenant Churches works to unite the Town of St. Michaels and surrounding Bay Hundred community by connecting African-American and Anglo-American churches from throughout the area.

CBMM_CommunityDay2017_BlindWindThe day’s live music includes performances by Blind Wind, an award winning local band fronted by 14-year-old blind harmonica player, Cole Moran, along with his father, Frankie Moran on guitar and vocals. Their repertoire includes bluegrass, country, Americana classic rock, reggae, fiddle tunes, and more.

CBMM’s Model Sailing Club will hold a radio-controlled skipjack regatta from the Steamboat Building’s docks and along Fogg’s Cove from 11:00 a.m. until noon. Afterwards, festival-goers will have the opportunity to try their hand at operating the radio-controlled boats.

The Talbot County Free Library will be hosting several programs throughout CBMM’s free Community Day, including a presentation in the Van Lennep Auditorium by Maryland author and storyteller, Ed Okonowicz on “Delmarva Tales, Legends, and Ghost Stories” at noon, and a performance by Blue Sky Puppet Theatre at 1:00 p.m. Families can also explore the Chesapeake’s critters in the Phillips Wharf Environmental Center’s Fishmobile, with children invited to participate in a footrace hosted by Chesapeake Sports Alliance.

CBMM_CommunityDay2017_LighthouseWhile enjoying the festivities, Community Day guests can enjoy a climb to the top of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, talk with shipwrights and apprentices engaged in wooden boatbuilding and restoration in the boatyard, and explore any of CBMM’s 12 exhibition buildings and historic structures, all situated in a park-like setting along the Miles River and the St. Michaels harbor. CBMM’s waterfront campus is within walking distance to the specialty shops, restaurants, inns, and bed and breakfasts in St. Michaels’ historic district.

Throughout the day, Community Day guests can take free scenic river cruises aboard a number of CBMM’s historic vessels, including the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle, or get out on the water rowing or sailing aboard one of CBMM’s small craft. All boat rides are offered free of charge for this event.

CBMM_CommunityDay2017_WinnieEstelleWhile at Community Day, guests can also watch 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, and Robert de Gast’s Chesapeake, featuring 80 photographs curated from the more than 10,000 by de Gast in CBMM’s collection. Potomac Waterfowling opens April 8, 2017 and continues through March, 2018, with Robert de Gast’s Chesapeake opening May 12, 2017, through April, 2018.

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 more than 77,000 guests each year, CBMM’s campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats and 12 exhibition buildings and historic structures. For more information, visit cbmm.org.

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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is hosting its second free Community Day on Sunday, May 21, 2017, with the event kicking off at 9:00 a.m. with the Bay Hundred Covenant Churches’ tent service and including free admission all day long for everyone, plus live music, regional foods and drinks, family activities, and free boat rides. More information is at cbmm.org.

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CBMM’s free Community Day event on Sunday, May 21, 2017 gives guests the opportunity climb to the top of the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, shown here, or talk with shipwrights and apprentices engaged in wooden boatbuilding and restoration in the boatyard, and explore any of CBMM’s 12 exhibition buildings and historic structures, all situated in a park-like setting along the Miles River and the St. Michaels harbor. CBMM’s waterfront campus is within walking distance to the specialty shops, restaurants, inns, and bed and breakfasts in St. Michaels’ historic district, with more information at cbmm.org.

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Highlights to CBMM’s free May 21 Community Day include the opportunity to see the schooner Sultana dockside, along with numerous family activities and special exhibitions. The event’s sponsors include CBMM’s Friends Board, Choptank Electric Cooperative, Curtis Stokes & Associates, Talbot County Free Library, and What’s Up? Magazine, with more information at cbmm.org.

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On Sunday, May 21, Community Day guests can take free scenic river cruises aboard a number of CBMM’s historic vessels, including the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle, or get out on the water rowing or sailing aboard one of CBMM’s small craft. All boat rides are offered free of charge for this event, with more information at cbmm.org.

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CBMM’s May 21 free Community Day includes live music by Blind Wind—an award winning local band fronted by 14-year-old blind harmonica player, Cole Moran, left—along with his father, Frankie Moran, right, on guitar and vocals. Their repertoire includes bluegrass, country, Americana classic rock, reggae, fiddle tunes, and more. Now in its second year, the free event was created as a way of CBMM saying thank you to the regional community, and includes free admission for everyone, plus live music, regional foods and drinks, family activities, and free boat rides, with more information at cbmm.org.

 

 

 

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Learn electronic navigation in St. Michaels March 12

CBMM_ElectronicNavigation2017(ST MICHAELS, MD – February 3, 2017) From 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 12, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is offering an Electronic Navigation for Non-Technical People workshop, with class size limited and pre-registration needed.

Participants will join Captain Jerry Friedman, a USCG-licensed Master, as he provides short non-technical descriptions of how GPS, GPS chart plotters, radar, depth sounders, and automated identification systems work.

A retired electrical engineering executive, Friedman has held a USCG captain’s license for 59 years. During that time, he also operated an emergency service towboat for BoatUS, assisting boaters along the Chesapeake Bay in distress, delivering boats around the Chesapeake and from Florida and Long Island to Annapolis, teaching navigation courses, editing a monthly professional captains’ publication, and providing instruction to boat owners in the operation of their boats. He currently holds a 100-ton Master’s license and serves as the volunteer lead captain of CBMM’s 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle.

CBMM_ElectronicNavigation2017_SkyCBMM’s 18-acre campus is situated in a park-like setting along the Miles River and St. Michaels harbor, and is within walking distance to the shops, restaurants, inns, and other attractions within St. Michaels’ historic district.

The March 12 Electronic Navigation workshop will be held in CBMM’s waterfront Van Lennep Auditorium and is $10 for CBMM members or $20 for non-members, with pre-registration needed at bit.ly/electronicnavig2017.

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On Sunday, March 12, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is offering an Electronic Navigation for Non-Technical People workshop, with class size limited. GPS, GPS chart plotters, radar, depth sounders, and automated identification systems will be discussed. The program takes place from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in CBMM’s waterfront Van Lennep Auditorium, and is $10 for CBMM members or $20 for non-members, with pre-registration at bit.ly/electronicnavig2017.

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Lighthouse overnights in St. Michaels this spring

cbmm_hooperstraitwinnie(ST MICHAELS, MD – December 14, 2016) Youth groups can now reserve spring dates for the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Lighthouse Overnight Adventures program. Dates include select Fridays and Saturdays, March 31 through June 24, with advanced reservations needed for groups of 12 to 18 children and their chaperones.

cbmm_lighthouseovernightsUnder 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, which is now 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.

cbmm_lighthouseatsunriseThe 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 8-12 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 the museum’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.

From now through 2018, progress on the log-hull restoration of the 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood can be seen in CBMM’s boatyard, with more information about the project at ednalockwood.org.

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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 includes 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 the museum, 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 in the spring and 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, with a $100 deposit required to secure the program. For inquiries or to make a reservation, visit bit.ly/lighthouseovernight.