Watch log canoe races aboard Winnie Estelle at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

. April 27, 2016

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. is offering the opportunity to view Chesapeake Bay sailing log canoe races along the Miles River while aboard its 1920 buyboat, Winnie Estelle. The two-hour scenic cruises depart from CBMM at 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 26 and again on Saturday, July 30 and September 17. Regular drop-in cruises aboard Winnie Estelle are otherwise offered at the museum Fridays through Mondays, May 22 through October.

Winnie Estelle will take passengers out to watch the Chesapeake’s iconic sailing log canoe races along the Miles River

Winnie Estelle will take passengers out to watch the Chesapeake’s iconic sailing log canoe races along the Miles River

These iconic Chesapeake Bay sailing log canoes only race along the Chester, Miles, and Tred Avon Rivers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. With long masts and large sails, these boats keep upright as they accelerate to speeds of 10 knots or more, with crew members climbing to the ends of 15-foot boards placed perpendicular to the boat itself.

These two-hour special cruises aboard Winnie Estelle offer scenic views and photo opportunities, along with commentary from CBMM’s docents and crew. The cost is $25 for CBMM members or $35 for non-members, with space limited and advanced registration made with Allison Speight at aspeight@cbmm.org or 410-745-4941.

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