CBMM Hosts 7th Maritime Model Guild Expo on May 21, 22

The Model Guild of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, the North American Steamboat Modeler’s Association (NASMA) and the Washington Ship Model Society are sponsoring the 7th Maritime Model Expo on Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD.

The event presents an opportunity for radio-controlled (R-C) steamboat modelers to sail in a fresh water pond, and for R-C model sailors to race or sail their craft in Fogg’s Cove along the Miles River. CBMM’s Model Sailing Club will race five-foot skipjack R-C models while other R-C sailing model clubs sail in Fogg’s Cove. Scheduled are steam-powered models for Saturday and sailing models for Sunday, although both may sail either day.

A large, temporary pond will be used for model steamboats and other R-C models, including submarines and electrically driven models with modest motors. R-C and self-steered pond sailing models will also sail on the pond.

The Washington Ship Model Society will exhibit a collection of static models from its members and other highly acclaimed modelers as well.

The two-day event is open to the public and free for Museum members or with admission. In addition to radio-controlled operating models and static model displays, the event offers children the opportunity to select, build and sail a simple model they can keep.

For more information about exhibiting or attending the May 21-22 Maritime Model Expo, contact Model Guild Director Bob Mason at 410-745-3266 or bobmason@atlanticbb.net, or NASMA President Tom Ray at 443-786-1239 or yogojr@yahoo.com. For more information about the Museum, visit www.cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.