Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum seasonal maintenance underway

. May 1, 2018

Shipwright James DelAguila reports that work on the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s floating fleet of historic vessels is in full swing in St. Michaels, Md.

Buyboat Winnie Estelle made it out of the water first to undergo seasonal maintenance, and to have a hull fastener inspection by the Coast Guard. With Winnie given a clean bill of health for the season, CBMM’s workhorse replica crab-scraper Volunteer made it out onto the rails next, receiving a new exhaust system installed by staff mechanic Josh Richardson. Volunteer has already been tasked with towing CBMM’s powerless tugboat Delaware to her new slip, where she awaits a large-scale restoration later this year.

The floating fleet maintenance cycle takes place all summer long and extends into the fall, with all work done in full view of CBMM guests. To learn more, visit

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