We're Taking the Show on the Road!

Saturday, 11 am-4 pm
Sunday, 1 - 4 pm
Free Admission

Annapolis Maritime Museum Presents Schooner Events
in New Venues

We have rescheduled several events related to our exhibit, Schooners on the Chesapeake Bay, which were slated to be held at the McNasby Oyster Company building. Since the McNasby building suffered critical damage during hurricane Isabel, several community organizations have offered alternative locations for Museum activities.

Photographer Christine Diehlmann’s Schooners Art show will hang from October 1 to November 1 at the Maryland State Teachers Association lobby at the corner of Main and Francis Streets in downtown Annapolis. A portion of the proceeds of all sales will benefit the Museum.

The Schooner Liberté will offer up to 49 lucky passengers the chance to participate in the start of the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race on Thursday, October 16, as a benefit for the Museum. The schooner boards at the Chart House Restaurant on the Spa Creek end of Second Street in Eastport at 10:30 a.m., and depart at 11 a.m. for the 1 p.m. race start south of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. While the rest of the fleet sails for Norfolk, the Liberté will return to Eastport between 3 and 4 p.m. Tickets for this literally spectacular experience are only $50 per person and reservations are necessary. Call 410 295-0104 for your ticket.

Underwater archaeologist Stephen R. Bilicki of the Maryland Historical Trust will present a lecture entitled, "Clip Along: The Quest for Speed in Chesapeake Boat Design," on Tuesday, October 28, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Historic Annapolis Foundation’s Paca House Conference Center on Prince George Street. Baltimore clipper designs were the ultimate classification of speed when they appeared in the first quarter of the 19th century. The term "clipper" seems to derive from the ability "to clip along" or "move at a fast clip." This talk will present the history of schooner design, the results of underwater surveys and possible War of 1812 vessel losses.

Quentin Snediker and Ann Jensen, co-authors of Chesapeake Bay Schooners, will sign copies of their book on Sunday, November 2, from 2 to 4 p.m., at Hardbean Booksellers, Market Space, Annapolis.

Special thanks to "We owe special thanks to the Maryland State Teachers Association, Historic Annapolis Foundation and Hard Bean Booksellers for sharing their space with us and for being such generous members of our community.

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