Skipjack Stanley Norman docks at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum beginning April 28

. April 20, 2017

The skipjack Stanley Norman can be seen at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., from Friday, April 28, to Monday, May 8, 2017, with public tours available from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, May 5.

Built in 1902 in Salisbury, Md., the Stanley Norman, is a single-masted, Bay-built sailing vessel designed to harvest oysters with a pair of dredges that are dragged across the bottom of the Bay. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation acquired the Stanley Norman to play a unique and active role as CBF’s most distinctive “floating classroom.” The skipjack is a part of Bay history and a platform for students of all ages to learn about oysters, the life of a Chesapeake Bay waterman, and Bay-related issues of the past, present, and future.

Tours are free for CBMM members or with general admission, which is good for two days and is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $6 for children ages 6-17, and free for active military and children ages 5 and under.

For more information, or to learn about any of the vessels visiting CBMM’s waterfront campus, visit

Stanley Norman, a skipjack used as a floating classroom by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. Photo courtesy of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation.

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