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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum honored with Maryland Preservation Award

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum was honored on Jan. 31, 2019, by the Maryland Historical Trust’s Board of Trustees at its 44th Maryland Preservation Awards. CBMM’s Edna E. Lockwood restoration project was one of 11 honored for its efforts in historic preservation, including education, restoration and revitalization projects, as well as individual leadership.

The two-year restoration of this 1889 bugeye received a Project Excellence Award that specifically lauded CBMM’s partnerships in construction, documentation, and storytelling. Partners including the National Park Service’s Historic American Engineering Record, Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, Calvert Marine Museum, Paul Prager, and filmmaker Sandy Cannon-Brown, among others, helped CBMM preserve the last log-bottom bugeye still under sail and ensure that her story lives on for another hundred years. The award recognized the work that started with laser scanning and other digital documentation of the historic vessel, inside and out, and proceeded with replacement of original materials with new timbers that exactly matched the old in dimension and shape, wood species and fastening methods. Throughout the process, the National Historic Landmark vessel maintained her continuity and integrity of shape and construction method.

This summer, Edna E. Lockwood will undertake a heritage tour around the Chesapeake Bay, funded in part by the National Park Service’s maritime heritage program. To learn more about Edna and other major projects in the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Shipyard, visit

At the ceremony in Annapolis, from left, are CBMM Shipwright Joe Connor, Maryland Senator Addie Eckardt, CBMM Chief Curator Pete Lesher, and CBMM Shipyard Manager Michael Gorman.