CBMM Hosts Maritime Model Expo May 18 & 19

CBMM_MME_SkipjackRaces2013 (400 x 267)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 9th Maritime Model Expo on Saturday, May 18 and Sunday, May 19 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, MD.

In addition to the museum’s 12 exhibit buildings and 18-acre waterfront campus, the Maritime Model Expo offers visitors pond demonstrations, model races, exhibits, family activities, food, and more.

During the event, radio-controlled (R-C) steamboat modelers will sail model boats in a large, temporary pond, while R-C model sailors race and sail their craft along the museum’s waterfront. Steam-powered and sailing models will be demonstrated throughout the weekend. On Sunday, CBMM’s Model Sailing Club will race five-foot R-C skipjack models along CBMM’s Fogg’s Cove.

The pond will be used throughout the event for model steamboats and other R-C models—including sailboats, submarines, electrically driven models with modest motors, and self-steered pond sailing models. On-land exhibits will include a collection of models by Washington Ship Model Society members and other highly acclaimed modelers as well.

In addition to radio-controlled operating models and static model displays, the event offers children the opportunity to select, build, color, and sail a simple model boat they can keep for $3.

The two-day event is open to the public and free for CBMM members or with general admission. For more information about the May 18-19 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 vendor participation, contact Ida Heelan at iheelan@cbmm.org. For more information about CBMM, visit www.cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.