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CBMM hosts Maritime Model Expo May 19 & 20

The Model Guild of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, the North American Steamboat Modeler’s Association (NASMA) and the Washington Ship Model Society are sponsoring the 8th Maritime Model Expo on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD.

Sailing Skipjacks

In addition to the museum’s 12 exhibit buildings and 18-acre waterfront campus, the Maritime Model Expo features demonstrations and exhibits, live music, family activities, and a variety of food on campus.

During the event, radio-controlled (R-C) steamboat modelers will sail model boats in a large, temporary pond, while R-C model sailors race and sail their craft along the museum’s waterfront. Steam-powered and sailing models will be demonstrated throughout the weekend. On Sunday, CBMM’s Model Sailing Club will race five-foot R-C skipjack models along CBMM’s Fogg’s Cove.

The pond will be used for model steamboats and other R-C models— including sailboats, submarines, electrically driven models with modest motors, and self-steered pond sailing models. A static exhibit will include a collection of models by The Washington Ship Model Society members and other highly acclaimed modelers as well.

In addition to radio-controlled operating models and static model displays, the event offers children the opportunity to select, build, color, and sail a simple model they can keep for $3.

The two-day event is open to the public and free for Museum members or with general admission. For more information about the May 19-20 Maritime Model Expo, contact Model Guild Director Bob Mason at 410-745-3266 or [email protected], or NASMA President Tom Ray at 443-786-1239 or [email protected]. For more information about CBMM, visit or call 410-745-2916.

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