Help Restore a Skipjack with CBMM’s Community Work Days This Summer

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) along the Miles River in St. Michaels, MD is offering the public a rare opportunity to be a part of the Rosie Parks skipjack restoration project with its recently launched Community Work Days program.

As part of the program, the museum will be opening its campus every Saturday from 10am-3pm to community members wanting to volunteer while learning the art of boatbuilding from CBMM’s Master Shipwright, Marc Barto.

Volunteers will assist in activities like tearing out the keel, stem and centerboard while learning how to build and install new ones. Volunteers must be 16 or older and have an interest in carpentry. All skillsets are welcome and women are encouraged to participate. Pre-registration is accepted, but not required.

The museum is open daily, and celebrates the way people live, work, and play on the Bay. To learn more, visit, call 410-745-2916 or email

Participants in the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Community Work Days program recently helped install a new board on the skipjack Rosie Parks’ transom. The museum will be opening its campus every Saturday from 10am-3pm to members from the community who want to volunteer to learn the art of boatbuilding from our Master Shipwright, Marc Barto as the Museum restores the historic skipjack Rosie Parks in full public view over the next three years. For more information, visit or call 410-745-2916.