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Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum has fun events this summer

sailingsaturdaysThe Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St Michaels, Md., is offering a full roster of events for kids and adults Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Kid-themed, hands-on activities are offered on Thursdays and Fridays from 2-4 p.m. Forty-five minute highlight tours are offered Fridays and Saturdays at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., with docent interpretation offered every day at Watermen’s Wharf from 11a.m.-3 p.m.

Stop by the working boatyard Mondays through Fridays at 1:30 p.m. for a demonstration, and learn traditional boatbuilding skills from a trained shipwright. On Saturdays, guests can visit with authentic Chesapeake people who share their stories, from 11a.m.-3 p.m., or work under the guidance of a master shipwright to help rebuild the skipjack Rosie Parks in the Community Work Days Program, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. All of these activities are free with museum admission.

For those wanting to get out on the water, the museum’s replica buyboat, Mister Jim, takes passengers on 30-minute scenic cruises along the Miles River. Departing from the Hooper Strait Lighthouse and carrying up to 24 passengers, Mister Jim runs Fridays through Mondays at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m., and 3 p.m. through the summer. The cost is $10 per person or free for kids 16 and under, with paid museum admission.

“Sailing Saturdays” are offered June 9, July 11, Aug. 11, and Sept. 15, with two daily sailing sessions from 10 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Participants can go out on Fogg’s Cove on one of the museum’s Apprentice For a Day sailing or rowing skiffs. The boats are perfect for up to two people, with instructions provided for beginners. The cost is $10 per session, with reservations recommended or, on a first-come, first-served basis.

CBMM is open seven days per week from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. in the summer months. Admission is $13 for adults, $10 for seniors over 62, $6 for kids ages 6-17, and free for members and kids under age 6. Visit the Maritime Museum website for more information or call 410-745-2916.

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