Maritime Week

Celebrate the Chesapeake Bay region’s maritime heritage during the week of May 4, 2020 with our first ever Maritime Week! Check back every day for new content.

Monday: Trailboards & Name Boards

Watch Trailboards and Name Boards Video Opens in new windowWatch a video that shows the variety of trailboards and name boards found at CMM. Hear the unique story of how the Gov. R.M. McCLANE name board ended up at the museum. Click here to watch now.

Download Maritime Activity Instructions
Create your own trailboard, with a fun craft that kids of all ages can do at home. Click here to download instructions.

Tuesday: Billetheads, Figureheads, & Masthead Figures

Billetheads, Figureheads, & Masthead Figures Opens in new windowWatch a video that explores the wood carving process and some interesting pieces from the CMM collection. Hear the story of how one of those pieces almost went down with the ship, but instead, ended up in a Southern Maryland tobacco barn.  Click here to watch now.

Maritime Activity - Soap Carving Opens in new window
Try your hand at marine carving! With a few items from around the house, you can practice this maritime skill. Click here to download instructions.

Wednesday: Boat Seam Caulking

Caulking Tools Video Opens in new windowOn the third day of Maritime Week, we’re exploring shipyard trades. Join CMM Exhibits Interpreter Kevin, as he discusses the importance of a properly sealed seam, as well as the tools used in this trade. Click here to watch now.

Don’t forget to watch the caulking demo in the video linked below!

Caulking Demo Video Opens in new window
You’ve learned about the tools, now see them in action! In this video, Kevin explains the process in a caulking demo. Click here to watch now.

Thursday: Knot Tying

Knot Tying with Kate Video
Join Kate for a knot tying demonstration and learn how to tie a clove hitch. This video will be the first in a series of knot tying tutorials, so if there’s a knot you’ve ever struggled with or been curious about, let us know in the video comments! Click here to watch now.

Friday: Crab Cakes!

Crab Cakes with Melissa Video Opens in new windowWe’re rounding out Maritime Week by bringing you a demo from one of our most popular booths at the Solomons Maritime Festival! Learn how to make a Back Creek Pan Fried Crab Cake with CMM Group Services & Visitor Coordinator Melissa McCormick. Before we dive into our classroom-turned-kitchen, Kevin explains just what makes our Maryland Blue Crabs so special (and tasty)! Click here to watch now.

Looking for the recipe itself? Click here to download the PDF.