Help restore a skipjack with Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Community Work Days this summer

. May 26, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) along the Miles River in St. Michaels, MD is offering the public a rare opportunity to be a part of the Rosie Parks skipjack restoration project with its recently launched Community Work Days program.

As part of the program, the museum will be opening its campus every Saturday from 10am-3pm to community members wanting to volunteer while learning the art of boatbuilding from CBMM’s Master Shipwright, Marc Barto.

Participants in the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Community Work Days program recently helped install a new board on the skipjack Rosie Parks’ transom

Volunteers will assist in activities like tearing out the keel, stem and centerboard while learning how to build and install new ones. Volunteers must be 16 or older and have an interest in carpentry. All skillsets are welcome and women are encouraged to participate. Pre-registration is accepted, but not required.

The museum is open daily, and celebrates the way people live, work, and play on the Bay.

To learn more, visit, call 410-745-2916 or email

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