Museum offers boat “apprentice for a day” program

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The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., announced the winter/spring 2012 schedule for its Apprentice for a Day program. During museum hours on Saturdays and Sundays from Jan. 7 through May 27, participants will be constructing a North Shore Sailing Skiff, “Miss B” Model.

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By constructing a boat from start to finish throughout the process, traditional Chesapeake boatbuilding techniques will be taught to participants of all skill levels under the direction of a museum shipwright.

Participants can be a part of the whole 21-week process, or can sign up only for specific dates.

The “Journeyman's Special” package makes a great gift and includes any four days for one reduced price, and can diversify the experience to include several different skills.

Individual classes are $35 for museum members and $45 for non-members. The four-day “Journeyman’s Special” is $125 for members and $170 for non-members.

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