Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

October 2012 Events
at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
213 N. Talbot St.
P.O. Box 636
St. Michaels, MD 21663

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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
St. Michaels events,

Special Events at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Hunter Safety Course
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October 17, 18, 19, and 20.
Classes from 6-9 PM Wednesday, Thursday and Friday in CBMM’s VLA.
Saturday class from 9 AM- 12 PM at off-site field location.
Cost: $10 per person. Students under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
Register with Helen van Fleet at 410-745-4947
To purchase a hunting license or to hunt in Maryland, state law requires you successfully complete a Hunter’s safety Course. This course includes instruction in hunter responsibility, firearms and ammunition, firearm handling and safety, marksmanship and shooting fundamentals, principles of wildlife management, bow hunting, muzzleloader hunting, tree stand safety, first aid, water safety, and Maryland legal requirements. Firearms are provided.

Maritime Monster Mash
Friday, October 19, 2012
5:30-8pm on Fogg's Landing
Admission for the October 19 event will be at CBMM’s Milk House gate, located adjacent to CBMM’s parking lot, and is $15 for non-member adults, $10 for member adults, and free for kids 12 and under.
This year, the museum’s Foggs Landing side of the campus will be decorated with maritime ghosts and goblins,
interactive exhibits, games for all ages, and judging for the best costumes in a variety of categories, including pets. In addition, dancing led by the music of DJ Chris Startt will begin at 6pm, with special appearances by the Chick-fil-A cow, and the Waterfowl Festival’s Webster Goose and Willa Fox. Chessie, the Chesapeake Bay’s resident sea serpent, might also be spotted. Included with admission are soft drinks, water, and hot chocolate, as well as hot dogs, chicken
nuggets, pizza, and cookies. Special treat stations will be found throughout the party, next to various games, activities, and exhibits for kids of all ages.

Model Sailing Club Races, Series Race
Sunday, October 21
11am, Fogg's Cove
The Model Sailing Club builds and races a fleet of radio controlled skipjacks on summer weekends in Fogg's Cove. During the winter months, models are built. The 48-inch skipjack models are built from scratch from plans sold by the club. The public is invited to join. To become a member of the Model Sailing Club, you must be a member of the Museum, and pay dues to the Sailing Club of $10 per year.

Lady Maryland comes to CBMM
October 21 - 24
Visitors to the Museum and St. Michaels can see the replica pungy schooner, the Lady Maryland, from October 21 - 24. The replica Chesapeake pungy schooner will be docked harborside at CBMM or seen sailing along the Miles River and nearby waterways. While in St. Michaels, the Lady Maryland will take Salisbury School, Worcester Prep, and Country School students sailing as part of the Living Classrooms Foundationís programming. Built in 1985 by the Living Classrooms Foundation, the Lady Maryland is a replica of a Chesapeake Bay pungy schooner. Pungies, which were considered fast sailing vessels in the 1800s, were primarily used as workboats carrying perishable cargo such as oysters, watermelons, tomatoes, fish, peaches, and grain.

Winterization with Paul Rybon
October 25, 6-7pm
$15 members, $25 non-members
Registration required by October 16 to Helen Van Fleet at 410-745-4941.
Museum volunteer Paul Rybon, a retired diesel mechanic with many years experience, teaches the basics on preparing your boat for the winter months. When registering, be sure to tell us the type of engine your boat has, so we can ensure your questions will be answered.

CBMM’s Friday Open Boat Shop                
October 26
November 9 & 23
5:30-8:30pm; $20 members; $30 non-members
Space is limited, pre-registration required. Participants must be 16 and older, unless accompanied by an adult. Register to Helen Van Fleet at 410-745-4941 or email

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.

Half-Hull Model Workshop, presented by the Model Guild
October 27 & 28
Saturday & Sunday, 9am-5pm
Bay History Building
$80 for members, $95 for non-members. All tools and materials are supplied. Pre-registration is required by Monday, October 22. Call 410-745-2916 to register or contact Model Guild Director Bob Mason at 410-745-3266 or email for more information.

Participants are invited to create a half-hull model of the Pride of Baltimore II. Band sawed from a block and carved to the rounded shape of the Pride’s hull, the half-hull model is then mounted on a baseboard to form a fine wall display piece. The Model Guild welcomes anyone 12 years of age or older to take these classes, and encourages new members of all skill levels to participate in the guild, use its facilities, and trade model building experience with Museum visitors.



30th Annual Mid-Atlantic Small Mid Atlantic Small Craft FestivalCraft Festival
Friday, October 5 - Sunday, October 7
Friday check-in for participants, cookout begins at 5:30 pm
Sat. & Sun., 10 am-5 pm
Free for members or with Museum admission

One of the nation’s premier small craft events!  Hundreds of amateur and professional boat builders and enthusiasts come from all over the region to display their skiffs, kayaks, and canoes.  Take part in demonstrations and workshops, or simply chat with the owners and watch these one-of-a-kind vessels race.

View pictures from last year's event


Intarsia Wood Plaque Two-day Workshop with Mary Sue Traynelis
October 12, 5:30-8pm
October 13, 10am-4pm (break for lunch)
Pre-registration required by October 3. Children 12 and up welcome with adult chaperone.
$70 members; $85 non-members
Call Helen Van Fleet to register at 410-745-4941.
Intarsia is a woodworking technique that uses varied shapes, sizes, and species of wood fitted together to create a mosaic-like picture with an illusion of depth. Learn the basics for selecting different types of wood, cutting, sanding, and mounting to create your own intarsia wood plaque with Mary Sue Traynelis, who creates and sells intarsia and unique Woodsaics©, and Boatyard Program Manager Jenn Kuhn. Patterns for a lighthouse, owl, and sailboat will be available, with two sets of designs for each, ranging from beginner to advanced. Email with questions, or if you’d like to choose another motif in advance.


Girl Scout Woodworking Badge Day
Saturday, October 13
1-4pm; $12 per participant. Register with the Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay at 302-456-7182

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will be holding a Girl Scout Badge Day in collaboration with the Girls Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay Council. Offered to cadettes, the requirements for a Woodworker badge will be fulfilled through fun hands-on activities, exciting tool demonstrations and exploration of the real-life boats at the Museum. Taught by CBMM shipwright Jennifer Kuhn in our working Boat Shop, come to our Woodworking Badge Day and learn to use a hammer, level and screwdriver, and create a cool wooden boat to take home!