CBMM will host boat fes­ti­val

Record Observer - - Arts & Entertainment -

ST. MICHAELS — Wooden clas­sics, vin­tage rac­ers and other an­tique and Ch­e­sa­peake Bayre­lated boats are com­ing to the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay Mar­itime Mu­seum from Fri­day, June 17, to Sun­day, June 19, for the 29th an­nual An­tique & Clas­sic Boat Fes­ti­val and the Arts at Navy Point.

Hosted by the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay Chap­ter of the An­tique & Clas­sic Boat So­ci­ety, this Fa­ther’s Day week­end event will draw some of the area’s finest clas­sic boats, nau­ti­cal and mar­itime trea­sures, en­ter­tain­ment, food and li­ba­tions to the mu­seum.

“With a com­pe­ti­tion among en­trants for best re­stored and pre­served boats, this fes­ti­val at­tracts the best of the best when it comes to clas­sic and an­tique boats ,” said ACBSCh­e­sa­peake Bay Chap­ter Fes­ti­val Chair­man Chuck Warner. “The boats you’ll see are in pristine con­di­tion, with the fes­ti­val of­fer­ing the rare op­por­tu­nity to see them all to­gether.”

The show at­tracts the finest run­abouts to yachts, in­clud­ing race boats, work boats, launches, hy­droplanes and util­i­ties. Chris-Craft, Trumpy, Gar Wood, Donzi and Ly­man will be among some of the boats rep­re­sented.

This year’s fes­ti­val will fea­ture a spe­cial ap­pear­ance of the 1903 Law­ley yacht Witch­craft. Now sail­ing along the Ch­e­sa­peake, the 66-foot Witch­craft was de­signed by B.B. Crown­in­shield for Wil­liam Bowditch Rogers for use as a rac­ing yacht on Lake Cham­plain and built by Bos­ton’s famed Law­ley boat­yard.

The fes­ti­val also will fea­ture Drew Nugent and the Mid­night So­ci­ety per­form­ing live jazz from 1 to 5 p.m. Satur­day, June 18, from the Miles River­front decks of CBMM’s At Play on the Bay exhibit build­ing.

The fes­ti­val’s Arts at Navy Point pav­il­ion will bring to­gether more than 70 ju­ried fine artists, crafts­men and ven­dors of­fer­ing nau­ti­cal and mar­itime-themed items for boat and home.

Work­shops and sem­i­nars, build­ing demon­stra­tions, fam­ily ac­tiv­i­ties and a nau­ti­cal flea mar­ket will be avail­able through­out the week­end, along with a se­lec­tion of re­gional and grilled foods, mu­sic and a Pyrat Rum bar.

Fri­day and Satur­day will bring “His­toric Yachts of the Ch­e­sa­peake” sem­i­nars to fes­ti­val-go­ers, with times and more in­for­ma­tion avail­able in the pro­gram given out at the event.

Chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties will in­clude boat­build­ing craft projects, and the Hagerty In­sur­ance Marine Youth Judg­ing pro­gram, where youth learn about the award-win­ning qual­i­ties of pre­served and re­stored clas­sic boats.

Along the Fogg’s Land­ing side of CBMM’s cam­pus, the fes­ti­val’s Field of Dreams will fea­ture an ar­ray of re­stor­able clas­sic boats and mo­tors, along with other items in a nau­ti­cal flea mar­ket sale.

Fes­ti­val hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fri­day, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Satur­day and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sun­day. The fes­ti­val in­cludes two-day ad­mis­sion to all mu­seum ex­hibits where au­then­tic Ch­e­sa­peake boats and tra­di­tions are high­lighted. Ad­mis­sion is $5 for CBMM mem­bers and chil­dren 5 and un­der, or $18 for adults, $15 for se­niors and stu­dents with ID, and $6 for chil­dren 6 to 17.

Scenic river cruises aboard the mu­seum’s 1920 buy­boat Win­nie Estelle will be of­fered through­out the fes­ti­val, with boat rides and food an ad­di­tional cost.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.cbmm.org or call 410745-2916.

Drew Nugent & the Mid­night So­ci­ety will per­form Satur­day, June 18, dur­ing the An­tique & Clas­sic Boat Fes­ti­val at the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay Mar­itime Mu­seum.

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