August Boater Safety Course at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is adding an August 16-17 Maryland DNR-approved boater safety course after demand exceeded capacity for its July course.

The education program takes place from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. each evening in CBMM’s Van Lennep Auditorium. The cost is $25 per participant, with space limited and pre-registration needed.

Participants completing the course and passing the test will receive a Maryland Boating Safety Education Certificate, which is valid for life. The certificate is required for anyone born on or after July 1, 1972, and who operates a numbered or documented vessel on Maryland waters. The course is also recommended for anyone looking to become a safer, more experienced boater or personal watercraft operator.

Participants must be 12 years of age and older, with early registration recommended as class is filling fast. To register, go to For information on Maryland DNR’s boating safety program, visit

Charitable gifts to CBMM’s annual fund support the museum’s educational programs, with online giving and more information at More information about CBMM’s education programs is at

Chesapeake buyboats head to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md.