Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

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Watch Elf Classic Yacht Race Aboard Winnie Estelle

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is offering a special cruise aboard the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle to watch the 8th annual Elf Classic Yacht Race, taking place on the Miles River in St. Michaels, Md. on Saturday, September 29, 2018. The annual race is sponsored by the Classic Yacht Restoration Guild and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. The Elf Classic Yacht Race spectator cruise will run from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. so that passengers can view the beginning of the race. Participation is limited, with advanced registration needed.

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Nine Logs Identified for Edna E. Lockwood Restoration

Shipwrights and apprentices at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum have identified all nine of the loblolly pine logs to be used in on the 2016-2018 log-hull restoration of the historic 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood. “We’re very excited to have the final logs selected for this once-in-a-lifetime restoration,” said CBMM Boatyard Manager Michael Gorman. The team is 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.

Several volunteers of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum gathered at a reception honoring their service and dedication. Last year, more than 275 volunteers collectively contributed 28,235 hours of service to the nonprofit, helping with all aspects of CBMM’s operations. (Photo: CBMM)

Maritime Museum Honors Volunteers’ Service

On June 18, 2015, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) recognized a team of more than 275 volunteers for their combined 28,235 hours of service toward the museum over the last year. Several volunteers were recognized by CBMM staff for their work in advancement and membership, boat restoration and maintenance, boat donations, buildings and grounds, education, finance and administration, museum store and events and volunteer programming. The reception was sponsored by Garden & Garnish of Trappe, Md.

Captain Jerry Friedman, a USCG-licensed Master—shown here using parallel rulers to chart a course—will teach a chart navigation course at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum to help boaters better understand how to plan for a cruise using navigation charts, course plotting, and navigational aids when electronics are not available.

Learn Chart Navigation in St. Michaels

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is offering a two-day chart navigation course which begins on Saturday, February 21 from 10-noon and concludes Sunday, February 22 from 1-3 p.m. Participation is limited, with pre-registration needed. Led by Captain Jerry Friedman, a USCG-licensed Master, this course is designed to teach participants the necessary steps needed to plan a cruise using navigation charts, which includes plotting courses to safely pilot a boat from one place to another.

Yacht Harbor: Photo credit CBMM

Sailboat Fleets to Muster at CBMM's Miles River Waterfront

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) informs that the 32nd Annual Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival on Saturday, October 4 and Sunday, October 5, 2014, brings a collection of small craft to the museum’s Miles River waterfront, along with live music, scenic river cruises, food, beverages, and more. Sailing skiffs, rowing shells, kayaks, canoes, paddleboats, prams and other one-of-a-kind boats will be in the water and on land throughout the weekend. Many will be accompanied by owners sharing their boating knowledge and experiences with festival-goers.

Photo CBMM/Nikki Davis

Boat Safety Course at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels is offering five boater safety courses, with a certificate awarded after passing the test, beginning in April and continuing through August 2014. The courses will be held from 6 to 10 pm each day on CBMM’s campus and runs April 16-17, May 14-15, June 18-19, July 16-17, and August 13-14. The cost is $25 per two-evening session, with space limited and pre-registration required. Any Maryland boater born after July 1, 1972, is required to have a Certificate of Boating Safety Education in order to operate a vessel.