Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum offers a number of hands-on programs in its shipyard throughout the year through its Apprentice for a Day Program. These include demonstrations, workshops, intensives with visiting master craftsmen, on-the-water experiences, and customizable programming.
This winter and spring CBMM is inviting the public to get hands-on with the restoration of 1912 river tug DELAWARE.
Participants will have the opportunity to work side-by-side with CBMM shipwrights and learn the fundamentals of boatbuilding by taking part in this full stem-to-stern restoration. Work days are scheduled for select dates beginning Jan. 12–13, 2019, with offerings held from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. each month throughout the entirety of the project.
Shipwrights and apprentices began restoring DELAWARE in November 2018, following the launch of 1889 bugeye EDNA LOCKWOOD. Work will begin on the tug’s keel, stem, and horn timber in early 2019, then progress to framing and planking in the latter half of the year. Work on deck structures will follow, with the project anticipated to take two years. To follow along with this restoration, and for updates on other shipyard projects, visit cbmmshipyard.org.
Guests can sign up for a single day for $50, a full weekend for $90, or two full weekends for $170, with a 20% discount for CBMM members. For more information, visit http://cbmm.org/learn/shipyard-programs/. Those registering for a full weekend should use code DEL1NM or DEL1MEMBER to receive an additional discount. Those registering for two full weekends should use code DEL2NM or DEL2MEMBER to receive the additional discount.
Shipyard Programs Manager Jenn Kuhn: afad @ cbmm.org or 410-745-4980.