Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD

Did you know the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is just 25 minutes from Oxford, Maryland?

Nautical crest

"It's hard not to love the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md. It has an intact 1879 "screwpile" lighthouse that can transport you into the life of a lonely lighthouse-keeper in the middle of Hooper Strait on the bay (no indoor plumbing and the wife and children were only allowed to visit two weeks a year). It has an eye-catching fleet of 85 traditional Chesapeake Bay craft ranging from an 1889 log-bottom "bugeye" to a duck-hunting "sneak box." You can learn how to bait a crab trap and "nipper" for oysters. But even if absolutely nothing about the Chesapeake Bay and its history interests you, there is this: The museum sprawls across 18 beautiful acres smack in the middle of the harbor of one of the Eastern Shore's prettiest towns (with an excellent crab restaurant right next door). And you can bring the dog."

-- Tim Zimmermann
Click above to read the full article and review of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in Saint Michaels, Maryland at WashingtonPost.com

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