Smith Island Double-Ender – “Kakie B”

Smith Island Double-Ender – “Kakie B”

Half-Scale Model at the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Philip Merrill Environmental Center I’m always keeping an eye out for double-ender Smith Island crabbing skiffs.  Plans and offsets for this style of traditional sailing workboat are found in Howard...
Watermen’s Tabernacle

Watermen’s Tabernacle

A device for stepping a heavy mast single-handed When I was looking for the right design for the boat I would build and sail when I’m approaching age 70, I was concerned about my ability to raise a tall and heavy mast single-handed up onto the thwart or deck,...
CBMM Collections Online Search

CBMM Collections Online Search

Quick-Start Tutorial for Searching the Online Collections Database at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum It’s hard.  But worth doing. Searching the CBMM Collections online database can be challenging, and the results are sometimes confusing.  Here’s why:...