Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum floating fleet prepped for winter

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Shipwright James DelAguila reports that the St. Michaels museum’s floating fleet of historic vessels is being prepped for the colder months after a full summer of upgrades.

With CBMM’s railway maintenance season wrapped up, new full-time marine mechanic Josh Richardson had the opportunity to do some much needed catch-up on systems maintenance before decommissioning vessels for the season. Richardson made sure that all vessels were in top shape for the fall’s planned trips, and continues to make sure CBMM’s collection boats are able to continue traveling as ambassadors all over the Chesapeake Bay.

Over the winter, shipwrights, apprentices, volunteers and interns can spend a greater amount of time on the Edna Lockwood restoration, as the painstaking work of fitting and fastening her new log hull to her original topsides continues. All work is being done in full view for the public, with limitless opportunities to ask questions about this unique build. For more Edna Lockwood’s historic restoration, visit To learn about CBMM, visit

Josh Richardson, the new marine mechanic at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., inspects the engine of Dorothy Lee, a 1934 Hoopers Island Dovetail in CBMM’s floating fleet.