Learn boating essentials in St. Michaels November 15, 16

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is offering a two-session Boating Essentials course on Saturday, November 15 from 10 a.m. to noon and continuing on Sunday, November 16 from 2 to 4 p.m. Class participation is limited, with advanced registration needed.

Led by Captain Jerry Friedman, a USCG-licensed Master, class participants will gain knowledge and guidance in reading charts, understanding navigational aids, plotting courses, proper anchoring, knot tying, knowing what to do in emergencies, and other helpful information for anyone who spends time aboard a boat.

A retired electrical engineering executive, Friedman has held a USCG captain’s license for more than 51 years. During that time, he also operated an emergency service towboat for BoatUS, assisting boaters along the Chesapeake Bay in distress, delivering boats, and teaching navigation courses. He currently holds a 100-ton Master’s license and serves as the volunteer lead captain of CBMM’s 1920 buy boat Winnie Estelle.

The program takes place in the museum’s Van Lennep Auditorium and is $15 for CBMM members or $25 for non-members, with pre-registration needed by emailing CBMM Boatyard Program Manager Jenn Kuhn at [email protected] or calling 410-745-4980.