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“Historic Ships of Delmarva” exhibit now at CBMM

A “Historic Ships of Delmarva” photography exhibit has opened in the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s (CBMM) Van Lennep Auditorium and will continue through September.

The display features images of regional ships by photographers Frances Borchardt and Carol Donahue. The Delmarva Peninsula includes the state of Delaware, and the areas of Maryland and Virginia to the east of the Chesapeake Bay.

Borchardt’s display features the Delaware-based Kalmar Nyckel, a replica 1628 full-rigged tall ship, with Donahue exhibiting the Chesapeake’s Pride of Baltimore II, a replica topsail schooner that was effective during the War of 1812. Borchardt and Donahue utilize non-traditional photography methods to focus on the details of the ships. Borchardt incorporates photographs into printer type case compartments, while Donahue uses the Vandyke alternative photographic printing process.

Borchardt worked as a magazine photo editor for more than twenty-five years and attributes her career choice to developing an eye for visual storytelling. The Washington Post, Maryland Public Television, and National Public Radio’s Art Beat program have featured her work.

Donahue became interested in photography when her father-in-law gave her a Kodak 35 mm camera. Today, Donahue displays her work throughout the region and is a member of 6 Artists, the Maryland Federation of Art, Anne Arundel County Arts Council, Howard County Arts Council, and the Print Center.
The exhibit is open daily during museum hours and is free for CBMM members or with general, two-day admission. For more information, visit or call 410-745-2916