Build a Chesapeake Light Craft kayak at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

From Monday, September 28 through Saturday, October 3, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is hosting a kayak boatbuilding program with Chesapeake Light Craft of Annapolis, Md. Class participation is limited, with advanced registration needed.

From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, participants will receive instruction and can either build their own 14, 16, 17, or 18-foot stitch-and-glue Chesapeake kayak, or assist in the building process.

Creating stitch-and-glue kayak kits since 1993, CLC utilizes epoxy and modern mahogany marine plywood to create stronger, lighter and faster kayaks than those built traditionally with wood.

“Partnering with Chesapeake Light Craft offers great opportunities for our participants,” said CBMM’s Boatyard Program Manager Jennifer Kuhn. “You’ll receive hands-on instruction throughout the program, and experience the rewards of building your own kayak.”

The cost to participate in the program is $850 for a single tuition, $450 for a helper, and $925-1025 for the boat kit. Pre-registration is required by calling Chesapeake Light Craft at 410-267-0137 or visiting For more information, visit or