we find ourselves in the midst of Chesapeake country
winter, we boaters often wonder what on earth we're
supposed to do with ourselves while the weather is cold
and dreary. Fear not, fellow boaters, there are plenty of
ways to keep your minds focused on boating. There are the
winter boat shows (info just to the right), a visit to one
of the Bay's many wonderful maritime museums (inspiration
below), plus many thought-provoking and interesting winter
Most of these seminar series are put on by maritime
museums, but others are sponsored by Bay boating clubs,
fishing groups and even tackle shops. Some of our
favorites include the Annapolis
Maritime Museum's Winter Lecture Series (Thursday
evenings, 7 p.m.); the Chesapeake
Bay Maritime Museum's Winter Speaker Series; the Mariners'
Museum's Spring Lecture Series; and the Windjammers
of the Chesapeake's Winter Lecture Series. Others
are posted and updated on our Cruisers
Calendar. Our list
of Bay maritime museums is another great reference
We've listed a few museum offerings below, just in case
you need inspiration.
Speaker Series: This Old Chesapeake House
Tuesday, February 5; 1pm in Van Lennep Auditorium
Elizabeth Beckley of Preservation Maryland will discuss
her career as a historical restorer, old house aficionado,
owner, and preservationist.
Exhibit Spotlight: History on the Half Shell:
Oystering on the Chesapeake Wednesday,
February 13, 2013; 5:30pm, Van Lennep Auditorium
Kate Livie explores the rich (and tasty!) 400-year
relationship between the Chesapeake's people and its
ChesAdventures February 2, 9, 16, 23
Children ages 4-9 can fill their Saturdays with two hours
of fun-filled and challenging hands-on games, arts and
crafts, and storytelling at the Museum's ChesAdventures
Museum in Newport News has some great new exhibits,
Abandon Ship! Through dramatic videos, personal stories
and interactive displays, you can experience the chaos of
a shipwreck, the desperation and courage of surviving and
the joy of rescue.
The Enemy's in Sight! Presenting a narrative of the War of
1812 through a "tongue-in-cheek" timeline highlighting
four naval themes of the War of 1812.
Listing of Chesapeake Bay Museums.
Also up on our website this February is
our annual Best of the Bay Survey!
Bigger and better than ever, our survey gives you the
chance to promote your favorite marinas, restaurants,
maritime businesses and more. So head on over to ChesapeakeBoating.net
and cast your vote now! The results will appear in our
June issue along with the results of our annual Best
of the Bay Photo Contest (which you should also
enter, by the way, here).
City International Power Boat Show: February 6-10,
2013, Atlantic City Convention Center, Atlantic
Boat Show, February 28-March 3, 2013, Baltimore
Convention Center, Baltimore, MD
to live in a lighthouse? Wolf Trap Light Station
is on the market for $249,500
Coast Guard announces the date of a formal hearing
on the sinking of the Bounty has been scheduled
Creek Landing gets a new double ramp with a floating
begins on the Nanticoke
boaters charged in the accident involving Rep. Don
mussels back in the news
bad is winter crab dredging?
your Maryland crab cake "True Blue"?
Annual Report Card shows slight improvement, with call
to step up effort
C-Hawk 23 Special is built in North Carolina, but
her design comes from noted Maryland workboat
designer Robert Meekins.
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