Barge House/Annapolis Maritime Museum is a designated Gateway Site
under the National Parks Service's Chesapeake Bay Gateway Network.
The museum is the only site in Anne Arundel County and one of 23
other sites in a four-state area. The museum received a $ 10,000
grant from the federal government to develop the site. The money
will be used to plant extensive landscaping along the waterfront
and construct a canoe and kayak landing that will be linked to other
water trails in the city and the Chesapeake Bay Gateway Network.
New picnic benches will also be purchased from the grant funds
conjunction with the new site improvements an outdoor boat exhibitthe
first in the citywill display Cap'n Herbie Sadler's workboat
Little HES. The exhibit will also relate the story of local watermen
who contributed to our maritime heritage. Other outdoor displays
will feature tools of the trade exhibits such as hand and patten
tongs, and Cap n Sadler's crab steamer.
Annapolis Port Wardens recently approved our permit to begin work,
but we are still waiting for approval from the state. The building
permit to construct the boat display has been filed with the city
and approvals should be forthcoming shortly. Weather permitting,
we will begin the construction of the project as soon as all permits
are in hand.