Paddle with the President at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

. April 17, 2018

Due to weather, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum has rescheduled its June 2 Paddle with the President to Thursday, June 21 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. The program includes an afternoon paddle on the Miles River and a demonstration of how to use a Greenland paddle with CBMM President Kristen Greenaway.

Born and raised in New Zealand, Greenaway spent part of her youth with her parents and two siblings living aboard a 32-foot wooden yacht her father built. She is a frequent participant in the annual WaterTribe Everglades Challenge, a 300-mile, day/night small craft event from Tampa to the Florida Keys.

Noted to reduce stress on hands, elbows, and shoulders without sacrificing control and power, the Greenland paddle is remarkable for its narrower and longer blade. Based on a 1,000-year-old Intuit design, the paddle measures about the width of the kayaker’s shoulders, with a blade that is less than four inches wide that tapers to a shaft or “loom.”

The cost for paddlers bringing their own kayak and gear is $24 for CBMM members and $30 for non-members, with kayaks dropped in on CBMM’s Fogg’s Cove. Participants can also rent a kayak and gear from CBMM at $44 for members and $55 for non-members.

Participation is limited, with advanced registration required to To learn more about this and other programs at CBMM, visit

Join Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum President Kristen Greenaway, shown here using her Greenland paddle, as she kayaks on the Miles River and demonstrates how to use a Greenland paddle

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