August 2013 Events
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
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your guide to educational classes, lectures, programs, exhibits,
and concerts. Each year, the Museum also hosts annual special
events tied to the seasons on the Chesapeake Bay. For information on
Special Events at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
John Mock Concert
Join musician and photographer John Mock as he performs an evening of original compositions on the guitar, concertina, and tin whistle, all accompanied by a photographic slideshow documenting the Maritime vistas that inspired his music. All ages will enjoy John’s musical mastery and engaging storytelling as he evokes the essence of the sea in his images and melodies.
Log Canoe Racing on the Chesapeake
Join CBMM’s Assistant Curator of Watercraft, Richard Scofield, as he explores the history, culture, and craft of the iconic Chesapeake log canoe. Scofield, a master shipwright and avid sailor, has spent his life on the Bay racing and crewing these iconic vessels, and though stories and photographs he will share his experiences restoring, competing, and appreciating log canoes.
Lathe Tool Demonstration
Ever wonder how to turn an object on a lathe? A late is a machine tool that rotates the work piece on its axis to perform various operations such as cutting, sanding, knurling, drilling, and more. Join us in the boat shop for a quick look at how to safely turn an object—bowl, furniture piece, whatever you’re working on.
CBMM’s Friday Open Boat Shop
Members of the public are invited to the boat shop to work on small projects of their own, or to bring ideas for a future project, and receive the advice of an experienced shipwright and woodworker. Participants can expect assistance with machinery and tools, plans, measurements, and the execution of their small-scale project, which could include plans for a Christmas or birthday present, frames, furniture, models, artwork, etc.
Watermen’s Appreciation Day & Crab Feast
Enjoy all-you-can-eat crabs, listen to live music from local favorite Bird Dog and The Road Kings, and watch a boat docking contest as you learn about and celebrate the heritage of Chesapeake watermen. This year’s special guests are Edgar Hansen and Nick Mavar of the Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch” and Liz and Jessica Cavalier of the History Channel’s “Swamp People.” This is a fundraiser for the Talbot County Watermen’s Association, held in cooperation with the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
16th Annual Boat Auction
Boating experts and novices alike have the same opportunity to bid on the boat of their dreams! Offering everything from wooden rowing skiffs to classic sailboats and modern power cruisers. Buy an affordable boat for a great price and support the Museum!
Summer Sailing Program
The Summer Sailing program helps new sailors and old salts gain the confidence to sail a small boat in a fun and safe environment while learning the rules of the water. Contact for specific times.
The Museum’s Kids Club is a half-day long, hands-on Chesapeake-focused camp for kids ages 4 to 7 where children learn about the Bay firsthand through activities, stories, games, and crafts. Scholarships available.
Boater Safety Classes
Individuals and families with children over 12 are welcome to participate in our Boater’s Safety certification program and learn the basics needed to operate a vessel on Maryland waterways. MD boaters born after July 1, 1972 are required to have a Certificate of Boating Safety Education. Graduates of our two-day Department of Natural Resources-approved course are awarded a certificate that is good for life.
Weekly Summer Events
Mister Jim Cruises