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Watermen’s Appreciation Day is set for Aug. 15

Guests are invited 1-5 p.m. Aug. 15 to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., to meet Chesapeake watermen celebrating their heritage at the first Watermen's Appreciation Day.

Watch professionals in action at a 3 p.m. Boat Docking Contest or take a chance in the silent auction, featuring the artwork of Marc Castelli and Louis Feuchter. Participants can attend a crab feast, or enjoy hot dogs and cold beer. Tour the museum's exhibits or listen to music and a presentation by John Mock prior to the event from noon to 1 p.m. Live music will entertain guests from 1 p.m.-5 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Talbot County Watermen's Association in cooperation with the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Museum members receive free admission. Otherwise, there is a $10 adult admission, $6 for children ages 6-17, and five and under are free. Crab feast tickets are $15 each, or $10 each with a commercial fishing license shown. For information, visit or call (410) 745-2916.