Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Spring is on the Way

Spring is on the Way

After the long, brutally cold Winter that brought us record low temperatures and record high snow accumulations, we are now only a few days from the start of Spring. I've been on the lookout for the early signs like Jonquils and Tulips breaking ground and Robins strutting about in search of worms. No luck so far but any day now, and it will be official.

Delaware Tug

Delaware Tug

The historic Delaware Tug was restored in 2011 then unveiled for public display in 2012, its 100th birthday. She was built by the William H. Smith in Bethel Delaware (1912) and now resides in...

Winnie Estelle

Winnie Estelle

When I visited St. Michael's earlier this year and stopped by the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, one of the historic boats that captured my attention was the Winnie Estelle, a 1920s Chesapeake Bay buy-boat. A buy-boat, as the name implies, is used to buy and sell seafood. These vessels would travel up and down the Chesapeake Bay and buy oysters and others seafood directly from harvesters.

Old Tilghman Island Bridge

Old Tilghman Island Bridge

I am sharing an image of a historic drawbridge that one connected Tilghman Island to the mainland of Maryland by spanning Knapps Narrows.