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Boating History Seminars at Classic Boat Festival, St. Michaels, MD June 17 & 18

June 17, 2022 - June 18, 2022


June 17, 2022
June 18, 2022


Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
213 North Talbot Street
St. Michaels, MD 21663 United States
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Join us for two days of boating history seminars at the Annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD.  The festival features expert speakers from around the region, including special sessions on the 1955 Wreck of the Passenger Schooner Levin Marvel (sister ship of Victory Chimes); the 100th Anniversary of Chris Craft Boats; 400 Years of Coastal Cuisine on the Chesapeake; Founding of the Historic American Ship Survey Program by Naval Architect Eric Steinlein; and many more interesting topics…

Friday, June 17, 2022

11:00 am  400 Years of Chesapeake Bay Cooking:  Regional Cooking Then and Now, with Tangie Holifield

12:00 noon  Sea Chanteys and Songs of the Chesapeake, with accompaniment and Jeff Holland

1:00 pm  1955 Sinking of Bay Schooner Levin Marvel Changed American Boating, featuring Kathy Smith and Marvel Mate Bill Verge

2:00 pm  Bay Area One Designs: Chesapeake 20, Comet, Flying Scot, Penguin, Mobjack, with CBMM Curator Pete Lesher

3:00 pm  Introduction to 20th C Bay Area Production Boats:  Dodge, Trojan, Dorsett, Glasspar and more, by Jeff Beard

Saturday, June 18, 2022

11:00 am  Cruis-Along, L’il Mariner and Historic American Ship Drawings — Legacy of Eric Steinlein, presented by son Mark Steinlein

12:00 noon  Owens Yacht Company from 1926 to 1974 — Family Cruisers and Runabouts, with Mitch Owens (son of NA Norman Owens)

1:00 pm  Making Waves — Celebrating 100 Years of Chris-Craft Building Boats, talk by Geoffrey Reynolds, Holland, MI

2:00 pm  Wartime Gliders to Peacetime Runabouts: the Story of Whirlwind Boats, with author Howard P. Johnson

3:00 pm  Panel Discussion of Bay-Built Boat Designers and Builders: featuring Ron Cutts, Joe Reid, Phil Jones, Sandy Thompson, and more…


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