Maritime Museum Presents Schooner Events
in New Venues
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
takes a community... to celebrate and preserve our maritime heritage.