Harwood re-joins Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Board of Governors

E. Brooke (Brooke) Harwood recently re-joined the Board of Governors of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. He previously served two consecutive terms from 2009–2015.

Harwood is a retired commercial airline executive with extensive international experience. In 1994, as managing director, China, for Federal Express, he led a team establishing scheduled air service to and from mainland China, concurrently inaugurating pick-up and delivery operations and sales in 25 cities. Prior to its purchase by FedEx, he was director, Southeast Asia, for Flying Tigers. Based in Hong Kong, he was responsible for operations, sales, and government relations in five southeast Asian countries and for General Agents in Australia and India.

A Maryland native, Harwood retired in 2006 and moved to Chestertown to renew an involvement with the Chesapeake Bay. That involvement began on the Western Shore, and at his grandmother’s farm on Dividing Creek at Ditchley, Va., where he spent summers working on his waterman uncle’s fishing boats. His participation in CBMM’s Apprentice for a Day Program led to fulfilling a dream of building his own wooden boat, a Delaware Ducker built in CBMM’s shipyard, which won first place at the 2010 Wooden Boat Show at Mystic Seaport.

Harwood also volunteers at the Sultana Education Foundation in Chestertown and at the Kent County Library, takes courses and has taught at the Washington College Academy of Lifelong Learning. He is currently rebuilding a 55-year-old Alberg 30. Brooke and his wife, Trish, live full time in Chestertown.

Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a world-class maritime museum dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment and people of the entire Chesapeake Bay, with the values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. Serving nearly 80,000 guests each year, CBMM’s campus includes a floating fleet of historic boats and 12 exhibition buildings, situated along the Miles River and St. Michaels’ harbor. For more information, visit cbmm.org

E. Brooke (Brooke) Harwood recently re-joined the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Board of Governors.