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Blog series by Karson updated 04-11-2009 02:52 AM 3 parts 4264 reads 36 comments total

Part 1: Boat Making Apprentice program

04-11-2009 02:15 AM by Karson | 18 comments »

On April 10, 2009 my son David and I went to the St Michaels Maritime Museum which is on the Chesapeake Bay. In their Boat shop they have an apprentice program where you build a boat on Sat and Sundays. As many people that show up work on the boat. It may take a period of months to finish the boat. You don’t have to go every day in the weekend or every week. The Museum web site. The Apprentice program. Notice the price on the completed boats. The current boat under const...

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Part 2: The Boat Yard

04-11-2009 02:33 AM by Karson | 8 comments »

On April 10, 2009 my son David and I went to the St Michaels Maritime Museum, in St Michaels MD. It is on the Chesapeake Bay. As part of the conservation effort in the museum they rebuild wooden boats that have fallen in disarray. They rebuild them and may add them to their active collection or rebuild it for an owner. Here is the current boat under restoration. The Caleb W. Jones. When completed it will return to an active boat to dredge oysters in the bay and also educate the public thro...

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Part 3: The lighthouse

04-11-2009 02:52 AM by Karson | 10 comments »

On April 10, 2009 my son David and i went to the St Michaels Maritime Museum in St Michaels, MD. It is on the Chesapeake Bay. They have a lighthouse that originally was in the bay but it has been removed. Because of the advances in boat electronics and GPS positioning, lighthouses are becoming obsolete. This is the Hooper Straight Lighthouse that was in the Bay. The only two pictures that I took in the lighthouse were the workbench and a table. This is the lens that is...

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