Build a Chesapeake Light Craft kayak at CBMM Sept. 29 – Oct. 4

CBMM_CLC_BuildYourOwnKayak_Sept29 CBMM_CLC_KayakSample_Sept29Build a Chesapeake Light Craft kayak at CBMM Sept. 29 – Oct. 4

From Monday, September 29 through Saturday, October 4, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD is hosting a kayak boatbuilding program with Chesapeake Light Craft of Annapolis, MD. Participation in the class is limited, with advanced registration needed.

From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, participants will receive instruction and can either build their own 16-foot or 18-foot stitch-and-glue Chesapeake kayak, or assist in the building process.

Creating stitch-and-glue kayak kits since 1993, CLC utilizes epoxy and modern mahogany marine plywood to create stronger, lighter and faster kayaks than those built traditionally with wood.

“Partnering with Chesapeake Light Craft offers great opportunities for our participants,” said CBMM’s Boatyard Program Manager Jennifer Kuhn. “You’ll receive hands-on instruction throughout the program, and experience the rewards from building your own kayak.”

The cost to participate in the program is $800 for a single tuition, $400 for a helper, and $899-999 for the boat kit. Pre-registration is required by calling Chesapeake Light Craft at 410-267-0137. For more information, visit or