Joshua Richardson of Easton, Md. has joined the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. as Marine Mechanic. In this position, Richardson assists in engine maintenance and repair operations of CBMM’s floating fleet of historic Chesapeake boats, as well as boats donated and sold in its charity boat donation program. Richardson is also helping teach basic engine maintenance and repair skills to CBMM’s shipwright apprentices, as well as to youth enrolled in CBMM’s Rising Tide After-School Boatbuilding program.
Richardson brings more than 15 years of marine technician experience to the position, including his most recent work at Easton Point Marina. He is a graduate of the Marine Mechanics Institute in Orlando, Fl. and served as a heavy equipment mechanic while enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.
“We’re grateful for the addition of Josh to our team through this new position,” said CBMM Boatyard Manager Michael Gorman. “This helps fulfill our goal of having a fully functioning boatyard here, so that preserving these boats can be done more thoroughly and efficiently.”
Richardson has been connected to the Bay his entire life, first as the son of a Chesapeake waterman growing up in St. Michaels, Md., and later enjoying the Chesapeake as a recreational boater.
Established in 1965, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a world-class maritime museum dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment, and people of the entire Chesapeake Bay, with the values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship guiding its mission. Charitable gifts to the museum’s annual fund enable CBMM to preserve and restore the largest collection of Chesapeake watercraft in the world, and can be made online at cbmm.org/donate.