Collection & Library > Maritime
Diverse in content and type, the Museum's 10,000 objects include items relating to commerce and trade, navigation, fisheries, waterfowling, recreation, and culture. The collection also encompasses objects that were made and used in the Chesapeake Bay tidewater region including:
duck, goose, swan, and shorebird decoys by 70 regional makers such as Sam Barnes, Ben Dye, Daddy Holly, Ira Hudson, and the Ward brothers
marine inboard and outboard gasoline and steam engines for propulsion, deck engines, bilge pumps
detailed scale ship models of Bay watercraft, folk art "sailor-made" models, and builders' half-models used in lieu of plans for local construction (Including Pilot #1, made by one of the boat's crew and representing the first steam pilot vessel in America)
paintings and prints by significant regional artists such as Louis Feuchter, H. Bolton Jones, and Otto Muhlenfeld.
tools of maritime trades, figureheads, decorative carvings, anchors, ceramics, paper ephemera, navigational instruments, textiles, and rigging gear.
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
213 N. Talbot St.
P.O. Box 636
St. Michaels, MD 21663
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