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A sad loss for the classic boat world: Dan “Danny” Sutherland, boatbuilder and teacher

I was incredibly distressed to see on the Facebook feed of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum today that Dan “Danny” Sutherland, who ran the Apprentice for a Day program there, passed away on Saturday. I have written often of Dan and the time I spent with him as part of the CBMM’s Apprentice for a [...]

Welcome to two nice new blogs from Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Our friends over at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum have been busy. They have launched two new blogs to highlight the activity on their working waterfront. The Apprentice for a Day blog highlights that program, in which we at Chine bLog have been proud and happy participants. There are some pictures of the building, but [...]

Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival LIVE! – My collected pictures

Here are most of the other pictures I took at the Mid-Atlantic Small Craft Festival.

Sailing a Delaware Ducker – finale, for now, with Cheaspeake Bay Maritme Museum’s Apprentice for a Day program

And so, like all good things, another set of sessions with Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Apprentice for a Day program has ended. And what a way to go – sailing a Delaware Ducker, the sister of the one on which I have been working. We got two little sails in, with some fine tuning of [...]

We have a launch! Rowing a Delaware Ducker

I was able to get out to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum for another round of its Apprentice for a Day program. The highlight of the day was launching the other Delaware Ducker (then one not being built in the program) and getting out for a little row in her. Here is a short video [...]

A final sighting – for now – at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

A final note from Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum – I mentioned Dan Sutherland below. I parked, not yet beknownst to me, next to his truck, which had an interesting looking boat on top of it. I was pretty sure I correctly pegged it as a replica of an old sailing canoe, and right I was. [...]

Making sawdust again, part IV – a mast and its partner

And so, it came, my last of four trips out to Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Apprentice for a Day program. What a great experience it has been – I can’t wait until life’s other demands allow me time to head out there again.

The boat is coming along well. The frames and deck knees [...]