See skipjack Stanley Norman at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and the Chesapeake Bay Foundation are inviting the public to see and climb aboard the skipjack Stanley Norman during her Oct. 15-18 stay at CBMM in St. Michaels, Md.

On Thurs., Oct. 18, you can climb aboard Stanley Norman, with dockside tours offered from 10-2:00 pm. Dockside tours are free for CBMM members or with regular museum admission.

Built in 1902 in Salisbury, Md., Stanley Norman is a single-masted, Bay-built sailing vessel designed to harvest oysters with a pair of dredges dragged across the bottom of the Bay. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation acquired the skipjack to play a unique and active role as CBF’s most distinctive floating classroom.

During the balance of her stay, Stanley Norman will be either dockside at CBMM, or out on the Miles River conducting educational programming. The pungy schooner Lady Maryland will also be at CBMM Oct. 21-25, with dockside tours and a special cruise offered on Oct. 21.

For more information, go to or call 410-745-2916.

The skipjack Stanley Norman, May 2012. Photo Copyright: Bill Portlock