Saturday, March 3, 2012

Hello fellow cruisers! The Annapolis Maritime Museum has a fascinating winter lecture series on Thursday nights. The last lecture is on March 22nd, I have listed details below. I encourage you all to attend their lectures to learn more about the maritime history of the Chesapeake Bay. The museum is also hosting a Cruising Seminar & Workshop to help jump start the season on March 10th & 11th. Details about the seminar can be found at: Sorry for the short notice, but I just found out about this a few minutes ago, so I haven't given much warning.

More information about any of these events can be found at the website of the Annapolis Maritime Museum:

Winter Lecture Series Information:

Winter Lecture Series - Capt. John P. Hamill, Maryland Pilots Association
When: Thu, March 8, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Description: Maryland pilots have been guiding ships up and down the Bay since the 1640s. Capt. Hamill tells the stories of ships, shipwrecks, and the vessels at anchor in Annapolis Roads. Museum members $10, non-members, $15. To enroll, call the Museum at 410-295-0104.

Winter Lecture Series - Lt. Greg Bartles, The Oyster Wars
When: Thu, March 15, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Description: The Area 8 Commander of the Maryland Natural Resources Police tells the fascinating history of the NRP, which began in 1868 as the State Oyster Police Force, and reveals the story behind the visiting exhibit featuring a relic of the Oyster Wars: an 1868 cannon that battled “piratical Virginia oyster crews.” Museum members $10, non-members, $15. To enroll, call the Museum at 410-295-0104.

Winter Lecture Series - Barbara Tagger & Orna Garnett, Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad
When: Thu, March 22, 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Description: Orna Garnett gives a stirring living history interpretation of the “Moses” of runaway slaves, while Barbara Tagger discusses the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park Initiative on the Eastern Shore. This program is a partnership with the Chesapeake Children’s Museum and the Four Rivers Heritage Area. As part of the Four Rivers’ Maryland day celebration, admission to this program is only $1 per person. To enroll, call the Museum at 410-295-0104.

Happy Cruising!