Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum acknowledges volunteers for generous service

On June 14, 2018, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum recognized a dedicated team of nearly 250 volunteers for their combined 26,735 hours of service towards the museum over the past year. Several volunteers were recognized by CBMM for their work in boat restoration and maintenance, boat donations, buildings and grounds, education, exhibitions, museum store, and volunteer programming. The reception was generously sponsored by Garden & Garnish of Trappe, Md.

Special recognition was given to volunteers with significant hours of cumulative service, including John Hawkinson with 11,000 hours; Mary Sue Traynelis with 7,000 hours; Lloyd Devigne with 6,000 hours; and Nick Green and Ed Santelmann, each with 4,000 hours. Many other volunteers were recognized for reaching milestones of 100 hours and above in their volunteer service toward CBMM.

“CBMM’s volunteers are vital to our success as an organization. They consistently provide necessary services that enrich the environment of our campus, and we’re very, very grateful,” said Kristen Greenaway, CBMM President. “We are truly fortunate to have so many volunteers committed to helping our mission.”

CBMM is always looking for volunteers to help throughout various areas of its operations, including front desk assistants, interpretive educators, festival helpers, buildings and grounds assistants, and more. For more information, contact CBMM Volunteer & Education Program Manager Allison Speight at [email protected] or 410-745-4941 or visit

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum volunteers gathered in St. Michaels, Md. on June 14, for a reception honoring their service and dedication in bringing people closer to the Chesapeake Bay through their volunteer work.