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CBMM hosts Blessing of the Fleet April 9

CBMM_BlessingoftheFleetCBMM hosts Blessing of the Fleet April 9

The public is invited to launch this year’s boating season along with Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) members, volunteers, and boatyard staff at an April 9 Blessing of the Fleet ceremony to honor CBMM’s floating fleet of historic boats, as well as other boats along the Miles River.

On-land participants will meet at 5pm on Wednesday, April 9 under the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, which overlooks the Miles River at CBMM. In the event of rain, the ceremony will be moved into the Small Boat Shed. Boaters are invited to pull up near the lighthouse from the Miles River, with docking for the ceremony based on limited availability and by reservation only.

The blessing will be performed by the Reverend Kevin M. Cross of The Church of the Holy Trinity in Oxford, MD. For docking information for the event, contact Visitor Services Manager Megan Fisher at mfisher@cbmm.org or at 410-745-4981. For more information, visit www.cbmm.org.

CBMM Hosts Blessing of the Fleet April 17

CBMM_BlessingoftheFleet (400 x 266)The public is invited to launch this year’s boating season along with Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) members, volunteers, and boatyard staff to welcome back the boating season with an official ceremony to bless and honor CBMM’s floating fleet of historic Bay boats, as well as local work boats.

On-land participants will meet at 4:30pm on Wednesday, April 17 under the 1879 Hooper Strait Lighthouse, which overlooks the Miles River at CBMM. Boaters are invited to pull up near the lighthouse, with docking for the ceremony based on limited availability.

A United States Navy Band bugler and vocalist will be leading the ceremony. The blessing will be performed by the Reverend Kevin M. Cross of The Church of the Holy Trinity in Oxford, MD.

The event is free, with reservations needed by contacting Debbie Collison at dcollison@cbmm.org or at 410-745-4991. For event docking availability, contact René Stevenson at rstevenson@cbmm.org or at 410-745-4950.