Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum awarded grant from RPM Foundation

. April 5, 2018

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a grant from the RPM Foundation for the second straight fiscal year.

This grant supports CBMM’s shipwright apprentice program, specifically RPM Foundation Shipwright Apprentice Michael Allen, who has been part of the team restoring CBMM’s 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood since 2016. RPM’s continued support of the program helps provide Allen and CBMM’s other apprentices with on-the-job training through the restoration and maintenance of historic wooden Chesapeake Bay watercraft.

​RPM Foundation (RPM) is an educational grant-making program of America’s Automotive Trust (AAT). RPM is funded by collector vehicle and classic boat enthusiasts to serve youth and young adults on their pathways to careers in automotive/marine restoration & preservation along with the long-term interests of the collector vehicle and classic boat communities. Visit www.rpm.foundation for more information.

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 80,000 guests each year, CBMM’s campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats and 12 exhibition buildings, situated along the Miles River and St. Michaels’ harbor. For more information, visit cbmm.org

Pictured at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in front of 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood, from left, are RPM Foundation Shipwright Apprentice Michael Allen, CBMM President Kristen Greenaway, RPM Foundation President Diane Fitzgerald, RPM Ambassador Bud McIntire, and CBMM Shipyard Manager Michael Gorman.

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