Bufflehead launched!

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum launched its latest creation yesterday – an original log canoe named Bufflehead. Tiny like her namesake, she slid right into the Miles River. She’s the smallest and youngest of the Museum’s fleet of Chesapeake boats. It would be one thing to stand securely aboard her without the masts. But when they installed two masts onto that tiny hull, things got REALLY tippy.

It was one of those perfect moments – with temps not so awfully cold, great sunlight and colors, and everyone you’d imagine you’d see on a Wednesday afternoon at 5pm at the CBMM boat shed. Outside! In the evening!

This is the latest project from the Museum’s boathouse – after a long cold winter, it’s so great to open the spring with a new member of the Museum’s fleet. Love our historic small town maritime community celebrating, with great music by Three Penny Opera, local brew from Eastern Shore Brewing, and mead from Charm City Meadworks.

It was perfectly #local, and supercool to be welcomed so warmly; love being part of this community.

~ by kbosin on April 23, 2015.

4 Responses to “Bufflehead launched!”

  1. Cool boat and pix.
    With that narrow beam and lots of sail area, she’ll be a wicked little ride!

  2. Great post and unique eye for photos, as always! Love Chesapeake Journal!

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