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April 2019

Bronze Casting Workshop at CBMM

April 10 @ 9:00 AM - April 14 @ 4:00 PM
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot Street MD United States + Google Map
$500

Christian Benefiel, sculpture artist and Shepherd University Professor, will guide participants through the intricacies of casting bronze and aluminum; creating wood, foam or wax molds; working the sand and furnace; and pouring molten metal at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. The public will learn the lost wax or investment casting techniques and the more traditional green sand techniques. Class will be held Wednesday, April 10–Friday, April 12, and molds will be poured on Sunday, April 14.…

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Port Aransas Wooden Boat Festival, Port Aransas, TX

April 12 @ 12:00 PM - April 13 @ 5:00 PM

Make plans to attend the Fifth Annual Port Aransas Wooden Boat Festival on April 12-13, 2019. This is a great family friendly event in the beautiful beach town of Port Aransas, Texas. Bring your wooden boats to display. Boats don't need to be fancy, just made of wood. It can even be displayed unfinished. There is no entry fee for boat or spectators. Attend informative programs on boat building and boating. Build a boat at the Family Boat Building. Kids…

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May 2019

Beaufort North Carolina Maritime Museum Annual Wooden Boat Show

May 4
NC Maritime Museum, 315 Front St
Beaufort, NC 28516 United States
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Free

The 45th Annual Maritime Museum Wooden Boat Show will be held May 4, 2019, in Beaufort, North Carolina. This free event celebrates the art of North Carolina traditional wooden boatbuilding and the sport of boat racing. Dozens of handcrafted wooden boats will be on display on land and in the water, along with nautical demonstrations, activities for children, and free sailboat rides on the museum’s wooden spritsail rigged sailboats.   The North Carolina Maritime Museum‘s 45th Annual Wooden Boat Show…

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Beaufort North Carolina Round the Island Race

May 5 @ 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
NC Maritime Museum, 315 Front St
Beaufort, NC 28516 United States
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Free

The Beaufort North Carolina Maritime Museum’s annual Wooden Boat Show Round the Island Race is a non-stop race around the Carrot Island and Bird Shoals will be held on May 5, 2019. All traditionally rigged sailing craft are welcome. The start line for the race is between the dock at the Watercraft Center and a mark in Taylor’s Creek. The finish will be on the beach across from the Watercraft Center. While participating in this race all boats will carry…

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Brightwork Workshop at CBMM

May 11 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot Street MD United States + Google Map
$60

Join Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Shipyard Programs Manager Jenn Kuhn to learn the art of finishing. Participants will get hands-on experience learning how to strip old paint and varnish, how to properly prepare surfaces while addressing any problem areas, and how to apply new varnish and/or paint to those surfaces.

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ACA Essentials of Kayak Instructor Certification

May 14 @ 8:30 AM - May 16 @ 5:00 PM
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot Street MD United States + Google Map
$420

Join Ben Morton, graduate of Garrett College Adventure Sports Institute and avid paddler, in this three-day, level 1 & 2 kayak instructor certification at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. For more than a decade, Morton has been honing his guiding and instructing techniques with the National Outdoor Leadership School, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Jackson Hole Kayak School, Costa Rica Rios, DeRiemer Adventure Kayaking, Otter Bar Lodge Kayak School, New Zealand Kayak School, and Wilderness Rescue International, among others. Participants will learn…

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Spring Rowing Rendezvous

May 18 @ 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Kalmus Beach, 670 Ocean St.
Hyannis, MA United States
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Free

The Cape Cod Chapter in conjunction with the Cape Cod Maritime Museum will be sponsoring a Rowing Rendezvous at Kalmus Beach, Hyannis, MA.  Here is a chance for the public to row traditional New England small boats.  Members of our chapter bring their boats to the beach to allow the public to row many types of boats.  We've had peapods, dorys, Adirondack Guide boats, and skiffs of all kinds in the past.  A big hit has always been an 11…

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Decorative Rope Fenders at CBMM

May 25 @ 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot Street MD United States + Google Map
$75

Join Pete Peters and Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Shipyard Programs Manager Jenn Kuhn in learning one of the great arts in seamanship. Participants will go home with a working knowledge of how to create rope fenders and their own creation. Materials and basic tools are included in the registration fee. Participants are encouraged to bring a bagged lunch.

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Boat Buying 101

May 30 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot Street MD United States + Google Map
$35

Join the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Charity Boat Donation Program Director Taylor Williams on Thursday, May 30, from 5:30–8:30pm for a Q&A session on the most important things to look for when buying a boat. This Boat Buying 101 session takes place in CBMM’s boatshop and is ideal for first-time boat buyers or those who could use a refresher before their next purchase.

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June 2019

Beaufort North Carolina Maritime Museum’s Maritime Day

June 8
NC Maritime Museum, 315 Front St
Beaufort, NC 28516 United States
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Free

Sail in the North Carolina Maritime Museum’s fleet of traditional wooden boats, cast a line with a cane pole, join in games or just relax and enjoy spectacular view of Gallants Channel. An old fashioned, family-oriented picnic and lots of activities are free.  The June 8, 2019, event is open to the public. The Friends of the NCMM TSCA Chapter will be offering free rides on the Museum’s wooden spritsail skiffs. Join us for a traditional sail in Gallants Channel.…

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Learn to Row / Small Boat Day

June 9 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Town Beach, Warren RI, Water St
Warren, RI 02885
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A collection of small boats will be available for anyone to row at the Warren, RI Town Beach.  Volunteers will be available to help people learn the basics and get out there on the water.

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Blacksmithing Workshop at CBMM

June 15 @ 10:00 AM - June 16 @ 2:30 PM
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot Street MD United States + Google Map
$100

Join Med Chandler, owner of Ships Coy Forge, in this hands-on, introductory workshop focusing on forging hot iron by hammer and anvil at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Chandler has been forging iron since 2003 when he was working at a 1740s living museum in New Hampshire. He is both a sailor and a shipwright, who in 2010 opened Ships Coy Forge, which specializes in hand-forged tools for boatbuilders, timber framers, and other craftsmen. Participants have the opportunity to learn…

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Paddle with the President at CBMM

June 25 @ 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot Street MD United States + Google Map
$20

Join Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum President and avid kayaker Kristen Greenaway in a relaxed evening paddling along the Miles River. Participants will have a chance to learn how to paddle using Greenaway’s preferred Greenland paddle. Participants should bring water and a head lamp.

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July 2019

A Gathering of Traditional Small Boats

July 3 @ 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wilson Museum, Castine, Maine, 120 Perkins Street
Castine, ME 04421 United States
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Free

There will be traditional boats on display, plus boat talks and some sampling of Downeast cooking.  It will also be a dedication to the Wilson Museum's new boat shop.

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Guided Paddle and Tasting at CBMM

July 6 @ 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot Street MD United States + Google Map
$35

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Shipyard Programs Manager Jenn Kuhn will lead this three-mile paddle, tasting, and swim. Participants will paddle along San Domingo Creek and around Hambleton Island, stopping along the way to have snack and swim on the banks of the Island. Once back on land, the group is invited a tasting at Great Shoals Cellars. Participants should dress accordingly, wear sunscreen, and water and snacks. Tasting included in registration fee.

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Full Buck Moon Paddle at CBMM

July 16 @ 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot Street MD United States + Google Map
$20

This evening paddle with the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will wow your senses, with participants paddling along the Miles River and up Long Haul Creek to see the Full Buck Moon. Participants should dress accordingly, and bring water and a head lamp. Good for both the beginner and intermediate paddler.

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Small Reach Regatta

July 24 - July 27
Herrick Bay

60+ small boats typically sail courses of 5 to 15 nautical miles on three successive days (Thursday through Saturday) starting from the waterfront anchorage each morning and returning each afternoon.

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August 2019

Traditional Cedar-and-Canvas Canoe Construction for Women course

August 4 @ 8:00 AM - August 10 @ 5:00 PM
WoodenBoat School, 41 WoodenBoat Lane
Brooklin, ME 04616 United States
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$875

Join instructor Elisa Schine of Northwoods Canoe Company for a fun, exciting week on the WoodenBoat School campus learning all the skills needed in cedar-and-canvas canoe construction. In this hands-on course, Elisa will lead you through the complete construction of three traditional Maine Guide canoes which will be raffled off to 3 lucky students at the conclusion of the course.

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Stand-Up Paddle Workshop at CBMM

August 10 @ 9:00 AM - August 11 @ 4:00 PM
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, 213 N. Talbot Street MD United States + Google Map
$200

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Shipyard Programs Manager Jenn Kuhn and shipyard volunteer John Aiken will lead this two-day workshop on basic paddle construction, with participants learning bent shaft laminating and shaping skills. Each participant will go home with their own custom-made paddle. Materials and basic tools are included in the registration fee. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch.

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Blue Hill Maritime Heritage Festival

August 17 @ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Blue Hill, Maine Blue Hill, ME 04614 United States + Google Map

The Blue Hill Maritime Heritage Festival will be a day-long event focusing on Blue Hill’s historic connection with the sea. It will be held in conjunction with Maine200, Maine’s state-wide bicentennial celebration.  The Festival will be held in Blue Hill's historic village, centered on the scenic waterfront. Various activities will be occurring throughout the day, such as boat building demonstrations, traditional boats on display, boat tours, sea shanties, maritime themed artists and vendors.

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