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Beginner model boatbuilding offered at museum

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s Model Guild in St. Michaels, Md., is offering a beginner model boatbuilding workshop from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 31 and April 1.

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Participants will be led step-by-step by skilled craftsman to create a half-hull model of the clipper Pride of Baltimore II. Class size is limited, with pre-registration needed.

The museum’s Model Guild welcomes anyone 12 years of age or older to take these classes and encourages new members of all skill levels to participate in the guild, use its facilities and trade model-building experience with museum visitors. A special rate for a parent-child team can accommodate younger children.

The cost for the March 31-April 1 workshop is $80 for museum members and $95 for non-members. All tools and materials are supplied. Pre-registration is required by March 26. Call (410) 745-2916 to register or contact Model Guild director Bob Mason at (410) 745-3266 or for information.