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Museum announces ‘A Broad Reach’ online exhibition

The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum has released the commemorative catalogue and online exhibition of “A Broad Reach: 50 Years of Collecting.” Featuring 50 significant objects that have been accessioned into the museum’s collection over the past 50 years, the physical exhibition is presented on both floors of the museum’s Steamboat Building, and continues through February 28, 2016.

The online exhibition — at — includes images with interpretive text of the 50 objects in the exhibition, many of which were photographed by noted Chesapeake photographer David Harp.

“We are grateful to David Harp for his excellent photographs,” said CBMM President Kristen Greenaway. “David is a lifelong Marylander and well-known for his works capturing the people, flora, and fauna of the Chesapeake Bay region.”

The works featured in the exhibition and its catalogue range from gilded eagles to a sailmaker’s sewing machine, a log-built bugeye to an intimate scene of crabpickers, A Broad Reach opened to the public on Saturday, May 23, 2015 to kick off CBMM’s year-long 50th anniversary celebration, which concludes next spring with the opening of the community curated exhibition, Snapshots to Selfies: 50 Years of Chesapeake Summers.

The commemorative catalogue for “A Broad Reach” is now available for purchase through the Museum Store and at The limited edition catalogue retails for $47.17—$50.00 when Maryland sales tax is included.