The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum boat shop

What a cool place – it’s in St. Michaels, MD and it’s a real boat shop – they bring old boats back to life here.  In fact, this is the part of the Maritime Museum that makes it so unique and different – hands on boat restoration that’s open to the public, anyone can come in and watch and learn and ask questions. Here’s the boat shop one day in the summer when I stopped in for a visit  – take a look around, and then when you’re nearby – come take a tour. The museum is a fantastic local treasure, and there is a LOT to see here.

 Kevin volunteers on Monday mornings, and loves it. Sometimes he works on boats, sometimes he moves boats around. He’s done his share of scraping and schlepping, I think. A highlight was one day this summer when the Caleb Jones skipjack was splashed, after a 4 year restoration….everyone was excited, the boat was in picture perfect condition, a crowd was gathering, and as the skipjack was being rolled down into the water, Richard Scofield (boatyard manager) tossed Kevin the bowline. Wow. Talk about excellent volunteer recognition – every moment of Kevin’s hard work was paid off in that one instant. He loved it!

~ by kbosin on January 21, 2011.

4 Responses to “The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum boat shop”

  1. I just love places like this. I could spend a day just looking at all the “stuff”.

  2. Extremely cool. Some of the blocks are the size of a small refrigerator!

    Shoutout to my local peeps: the Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons is very cool, too – but the museum in St. Mike’s definitely takes the cake!

  3. Tell Kevin that as a volunteer at CBMM he is welcome to join the group below.

    Tom Russell
    Group Manager
    Traditional Sail Professionals (LinkedIn)
    http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=2041742

  4. Thanks guys! Charles, you’d definitely love it. Johnny, you’re absolutely right – the Calvert Marine Museum is also wonderful PLUS they have those river otters that a person could watch all day! Tom – thanks for commenting, and I’ll pass that word along to Kevin.

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