Hil­gar­t­ner ap­pren­tices at CBMM

The Star Democrat - - LIFE -

ST. MICHAELS — Sam Hil­gar­t­ner of Bal­ti­more has joined the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay Mar­itime Mu­seum as a ship­wright ap­pren­tice.

Hil­gar­t­ner comes to the mu­seum from the Arques School of Tra­di­tional Boat­build­ing in Sausal­ito, Calif., where he was both an ap­pren­tice and an in­struc­tor. His work ex­pe­ri­ence in­cludes four years with the Na­tional Park Ser­vice at the San Fran­cisco Mar­itime Na­tional His­tor­i­cal Park and time spent as a pro­fes­sional rig­ger in New Eng­land and the Nether­lands. He also holds a 100-ton Masters li­cense.

Hil­gar­t­ner en­joys sail­ing, and has spent time aboard tall ships like Pride of Bal­ti­more II and Pic­ton Cas­tle.

His vol­un­teer ex­pe­ri­ence in­cludes work at Oak­land Free Univer­sity and the Bay Area Public School.

Hil­gar­t­ner is part of CBMM’s ship­yard crew re­spon­si­ble for the restora­tion of 1889 bug­eye Edna Lock­wood, a Na­tional His­toric Land­mark and queen of the float­ing fleet. This is the fi­nal year of the his­toric restora­tion project, with its re­launch sched­uled for Oys­terFest on Satur­day, Oct. 27.

For de­tails and progress up­dates on Edna Lock­wood, visit ed­nalock­wood.org. To learn more about CBMM, visit cbmm.org.

SAM HIL­GAR­T­NER

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