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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

Railway season wraps up at CBMM

(ST MICHAELS, MD – August 28, 2017) With days beginning to shorten and fall approaching, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s marine railway service season will soon be coming to a close. Led by Shipwright James DelAguila, and with the hard work of RPM Foundation Shipwright Apprentice Michael Allen and Seip Family Foundation Shipwright Apprentice Spencer Sherwood, CBMM’s Floating Fleet collection saw many repairs and upgrades.

Of note, skipjack Rosie Parks was rid of some troublesome leaking, Jackson or Pot Pie Skiff is in the process of having a rare historical flexible engine shaft coupling repaired, and the Potomac River Dory Boat is being re-powered with a donated marine diesel engine.

It was an active season for the floating fleet, with seven-log crab-dredger Old Point receiving maintenance just in time for the annual Buyboat Reunion, as well as multiple shorter expeditions by the Rising Tide Summer Camp program. Buyboat Winnie Estelle was her normal busy self with frequent river cruises, while smaller craft were in service as ambassadors around the region, and as support craft for races.

Next up, Mathews cabin cruiser Isabel will receive general maintenance, and tugboat Delaware will be stabilized before undergoing an extensive restoration in 2019.

The team is also 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. 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 that project, visit ednalockwood.org. For more on the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, go to cbmm.org.

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Volunteer Will Lambdin works on the 1931 Potomac River Dory Boat at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. The boat was recently re-powered with a donated marine diesel engine.

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Rosie Parks, a 1955 skipjack and member of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s floating fleet of historic vessels, sits on the marine railway in St. Michaels, Md., this summer for maintenance.

FULL – Community Ecology Cruise

8/1/17 UPDATE – This cruise is now full.

Thursday, August 3, 1-2:30 pm
$15 per person for CBMM adult members; $20 for 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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CANCELED – Log Canoe Cruises

7/28/27 UPDATE – This event has been canceled due to weather.

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

Cruise aboard Winnie Estelle June 20, August 3

(ST MICHAELS, MD – June 7, 2017) On Tuesday, June 20, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., children and adults are invited to join Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum educators aboard buyboat Winnie Estelle for an up-close and personal exploration of the Miles River and its unique habitat and ecology. The cruise will be offered again on Thursday, August 3, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.

During the ecology cruise, participants will learn how to monitor the water quality of the river, perform water testing, and explore the critters on an oyster reef, all while cruising in the breeze on CBMM’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.

Built in 1920 by Noah T. Evans—a native Smith Islander—Winnie Estelle was used as a workboat on the lower Chesapeake for more than 50 years, carrying seafood and produce to market across the Bay. In the 1970s, she made Belize her port of call, where she operated as an island trader, carrying lumber from Honduras to Belize, and later as a charter boat for divers. She returned to the Chesapeake in 2012.

Winnie Estelle runs four daily cruises on Fridays through Mondays beginning each May and continuing through October, with same-day tickets purchased at CBMM. Cruises are also offered to watch Miles River log canoe races on June 24, July 29, Sept. 9, and Sept. 16. For details, visit cbmm.org.

Boarding passes for the June 20 and August 3 ecology cruises are $15 for CBMM members and $20 for non-members, with registration required to bit.ly/CBMM_OntheWater. For more on Winnie Estelle or CBMM, visit cbmm.org.

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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., is offering Miles River ecology cruises aboard its 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle on Tuesday, June 20, and Thursday, August 3, with limited boarding and advanced registration needed at bit.ly/CBMM_OntheWater. In addition to being available for private charter, the historic buyboat also runs four daily cruises on Fridays through Mondays beginning each May and continuing through October, with same-day tickets purchased at CBMM. For more information, visit bit.ly/CBMMRiverCruises.

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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.