From 10am to 12noon on Saturday, September 10, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD is offering the opportunity to view Chesapeake Bay log canoe sailing races along the Miles River while aboard its replica buyboat, Mister Jim.
These sailing log canoes only race along the Chester, Miles and Tred Avon Rivers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. With long masts and large sails, the only way to keep these boats upright as they accelerate to speeds of 10 knots or more is for crew members to climb to the ends of 15-foot boards placed perpendicular to the boat itself.
The two-hour trip aboard Mister Jim will offer scenic views and photo opportunities along with commentary from an experienced log canoe team member. The cost to participate is $20 for museum members, or $25 for non-members, with space limited and advanced registration required. To make reservations or for more information, call 410-745-4941.