Featuring: Bay boating life with classic-style cabin and express cruisers & sport fishing boats.

Boating History Seminars: June 18 and June 19 at the 2021 Antique and Classic Boat Festival, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, St. Michaels, MD

Friday, June 18th

11:00 AM “Six Chesapeake Harbors — Cruising Destinations to Explore, Dock, Dine!” Special Remarks by Chris “Seabuddy” Brown, Prop Talk Contributor

12:00 Noon “Downeast Style Boats: Origins, Development of Predecessors of Picnic Boats” With John Shannahan, President, Oxford Yacht Agency

1:00 PM “American Design, Asian Craftsmanship – the Story of Grand Banks Trawlers” Featuring John Shannahan, President, Oxford Yacht Agency

2:00 PM “Timid Tuna? Restoring Rybovich and Florida-made Sport Fishing Boats” Presentation by Reid Bandy, Bandy Boats, Edgewater, MD

3:00 PM “Sailor’s Style: Nautical Fashion and Yacht Club Attire” Talk by June Berger Beard; Dressed Mannequins by Karen Brenner

Saturday, June 19th

11:00 AM “Earliest Fiberglass Cabin Cruisers – Winner & Dyer to Hatteras & Bertam” Presentation by Jeff Beard, Classic Boating Feature Writer, Galesville, MD

12:00 Noon “The Transition Years – Stylish Chris Craft Cruisers of the 1950s and 1960s” With Chuck Warner, Past President, Chesapeake Bay Chapter ACBS

1:00 PM “Jersey Boys – Boat Builders CP Leek, Egg Harbor, Pacemaker, Post, Viking…” Special talk by Captain Ken Kreisler, Yachting Magazine

2:00 PM “Old Bay and Oy Vey…Interesting History of the Region’s Favorite Spice” Presentation by Deborah Weiner, Baltimore-based Author and Historian

3:00 PM “End of an Era of Steamboats on the Bay (Later than You Think!)” By Chief Curator Pete Lesher, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Seminars are FREE to all Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Members, Antique Boat Festival Participants, and Visitors Who Have Paid Admission to the Museum Grounds

For more information, contact Classic Boat Festival Co-Chairman Jeff Beard (202) 651-0671

2021 Antique and Classic Boat Festival
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
June 18-20, 2021

Featuring dozens of classic Bay cruising boats: Chris-Craft, Owens, Hatteras, Bertram, Rybovich, Egg Harbor, Century/Cruis-Along, Elco, Trumpy, Dyer, Lyman and other great classic marques.

Attend free talks June 18 & 19 from experts about the Bay’s Wonderful Harbors, History of Downeast-Style Boats, 1950s Origins of Grand Banks Trawlers, Restoring Rybovich and Florida Sport Fishers, Nautical Fashion + Yacht Club Attire, Early Hatteras and Bertam Designs, Chris-Craft’s Stylish 1950s and 1960s Wood and Glass Cruisers, Jersey Boat Builders Egg Harbor/Pacemaker/Post, Viking, History of Old Bay Seasoning (some free samples), and the End of Steamboats on the Bay (well into the 20th century!)

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