June 2013 Events
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
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The Museum’s event calendar is
your guide to educational classes, lectures, programs, exhibits,
and concerts. Each year, the Museum also hosts annual special
events tied to the seasons on the Chesapeake Bay. For information on
Visiting Vessel: Viking ship Norseman
The 40-foot half-replica of the famous Gokstad ship will offer CBMM visitors a real-life look at a Viking ship and the type of people who sailed them more than 1,000 years ago. The ship will be available for viewing dockside, with limited, free rides available for CBMM visitors, weather permitting. No advanced registration required.
Mister Jim Log Canoe Cruise
Join Assistant Curator of Watercraft Richard Scofield aboard the Museum’s buyboat, Mister Jim, to watch the log canoe races on the Miles River. Log canoe races are a quintessential Chesapeake pastime and Scofield will share his own experiences racing, building, and growing up with log canoes.
Summer Sailing Program
The Summer Sailing program helps new sailors and old salts gain the confidence to sail a small boat in a fun and safe environment while learning the rules of the water. Contact for specific times.
The Museum’s Kids Club is a half-day long, hands-on Chesapeake-focused camp for kids ages 4 to 7 where children learn about the Bay firsthand through activities, stories, games, and crafts. Scholarships available.
Boater Safety Classes
Individuals and families with children over 12 are welcome to participate in our Boater’s Safety certification program and learn the basics needed to operate a vessel on Maryland waterways. MD boaters born after July 1, 1972 are required to have a Certificate of Boating Safety Education. Graduates of our two-day Department of Natural Resources-approved course are awarded a certificate that is good for life.
Lighthouse Overnight Adventures
Your group can spend the night in our 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse. Travel back in time to experience the rustic life of a lighthouse keeper with hands-on, interactive activities, games, and stories. The program is designed for youth groups, children’s organizations, and scouts, ages 8-12 (and their chaperones). The cost is $600 for up to 15 participants and chaperones and includes the overnight program fee, two day’s admission, an official lighthouse patch, a copy of “From a Lighthouse Window,” and a Miles River boat ride on the Mister Jim (subject to seasonal availability).
Weekly Summer Events
Mister Jim Cruises
Concert: United States Naval Academy Band Commandant’s Combo
CBMM’s Friday Open Boat Shop
Members of the public are invited to the boat shop to work on small projects of their own, or to bring ideas for a future project, and receive the advice of an experienced shipwright and woodworker. Participants can expect assistance with machinery and tools, plans, measurements, and the execution of their small-scale project, which could include plans for a Christmas or birthday present, frames, furniture, models, artwork, etc.
Under the direction of a CBMM shipwright, handcraft your own set of oars specific to your vessel, or just for decoration. When registering, be sure to specify what type of vessel the oars are for and our shipwright will help you to determine dimensions. White pine will be provided unless another material is requested in advance, or provided by participant. Bring a bagged lunch. Class size is limited.
Antique and Classic Boat Festival
This annual boat event is the largest of its kind in the Mid-Atlantic region! It features more than 100 antique
Kayak with the Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy
Kayak along the scenic Miles River with the Midshore Riverkeeper Conservancy. Participants leave from the Museum’s living shoreline, and head out to explore the creeks and shorelines of the Miles River. Children over six are welcome, and kayaks, paddles, and safety vests are provided.