Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum invites families to boatshop program

. November 11, 2016

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., is offering four sessions of its Family Boatshop program this winter. Participation is limited, with advanced registration needed.

boatshop-programHeld from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturdays, November 26, December 17, January 21, and February 25, CBMM invites families to join shipwrights in the boatshop for an experience helping to build a wooden boat. Work includes helping to complete Pintail—a 25’ draketail currently under construction—or working on a canoe restoration, or helping with a new build in 2017.

The program is limited to adults and children 10 years of age and older, who must be accompanied by an adult. The cost to participate is $45 per participant, per session for CBMM members, and $55 per participant, per session for non-members, with registration made by contacting Allison Speight at

Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a world-class maritime museum dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment, and people of the entire Chesapeake Bay, with the values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. Serving nearly 70,000 guests each year, CBMM’s campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats and 12 exhibition buildings, situated in a park-like, waterfront setting along the Miles River and St Michaels harbor.

From now through 2018, museum guests can see the log-hull restoration of the 1889 log-hull bugeye, Edna E. Lockwood, with more information at For more information about CBMM, visit

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