This is way more than just a maritime museum
. The location in the heart the Chesapeak Bay Area, the home of the only sail ” fishing fleet in the U.S.A. No power drives at all with the exception of small ”pusher” units, kind of tiny, with room for a motor
only! These are used to aid in getting to the fishery. The traditional boat is a Skipjack and the museum is a living boat yard
. So even when there is no events there is always something to see. Model boat days are held around a large square tempary pool. One day is for scale and live steam
, and another is free sail and model
skipjack racing. We do not have control of the weather
but I can not remember anything but sun on the days I have been there👍. The team at the museum are a great group of ladies and gentlemen who are passionate in their love of the sea and on model
days you will find loads of helpful tips etc from all the “captains”. if you are visitors on holiday, Anapolis is no more than three quarters of an hour away, this is the home of the Rodgers collection of dockyard model
s and the worlds largest collection of French prisoner of war bone model
s (napolionic) in the world, it is a super nautical town!
the Chesapeake museum is in St.Michaels, with lots of super shopping for the non model boating
spouses. Further up the road on Tilghman island is a fantastic nautical book store who specializes in model
ships and boats. However you need to visit the book store a day before the show day as everyone will be looking for that rare and special book!!!!! Hope this is a help.
model boat show