Learn electronic navigation at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md

From 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, December 2, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., is offering an Electronic Navigation for Non-Technical People workshop, with class size limited and registration needed.

Participants will join Capt. Jerry Friedman, a USCG-licensed Master, as he provides short non-technical descriptions of how GPS, GPS chart plotters, radar, depth sounders, and automated identification systems work.

A retired electrical engineering executive, Friedman has held a USCG captain’s license for 59 years. During that time, he also operated an emergency service towboat for BoatUS, assisting boaters along the Chesapeake Bay in distress, delivering boats around the Chesapeake and from Florida and Long Island to Annapolis, teaching navigation courses, editing a monthly professional captains’ publication, and providing instruction to boat owners in the operation of their boats. He currently holds a 100-ton Master’s license and serves as the volunteer lead captain of CBMM’s 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle.

CBMM’s 18-acre campus is situated in a park-like setting along the Miles River and St. Michaels harbor, and is within walking distance to the shops, restaurants, inns, and other attractions within St. Michaels’ historic district.

The Dec. 2 Electronic Navigation workshop will be held in CBMM’s Van Lennep Auditorium and is $10 for CBMM members or $20 for non-members, with registration required at bit.ly/electronicnavig2017