Your chance is NOW to build a 16-foot wooden canoe! The Calvert Marine Museum and Patuxent Small Craft Guild are scheduling requests for the “Build a Boat by Appointment” program through December 2011. Choose two consecutive Saturdays and invite your family and friends to join in the fun. Hours of class are 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. No experience necessary.

With simple hand tools and guidance from experienced instructors, your canoe and paddles will be assembled and ready to paint at the end of the second Saturday. A fee of $600.00 for Calvert Marine Museum members and $650 for non-members includes all materials necessary to complete one canoe and two paddles. Youth groups and children ten years and up are welcome in the company of an adult.

The Calvert Marine Museum offers a similar class in building a 12-foot rowing skiff. The cost for the skiff is $950.00 for members and $1,000.00 for non-members. A sailing version, including sail, spars, daggerboard, and rudder is an option for an additional $800.00.

Financial assistance is available to qualified applicants from the Melvin Conant Memorial Youth Fund. The Fund was established in 2004 to encourage young people, particularly those in need, to participate in programs offered by the Calvert Marine Museum’s Patuxent Small Craft Center.

For more information, details, and scheduling, please contact George Surgent at 410-586-2700 or gsurgent@comcast.net. For more information about events and programs at the Calvert Marine Museum, please visit www.calvertmarinemuseum.com.

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Photos courtesy of Our Lady Star of the Sea School

The museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Admission is $7.00 for adults, $6.00 for seniors and military with valid I.D., and $2.00 for children ages 5 – 12; children under 5 and museum members are always admitted free. For more information about the museum, upcoming events, or membership, visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com or call 410-326-2042. Become a fan on Facebook.

Contact:

Traci Cimini

Development/Public Relations

Calvert Marine Museum Society

P.O. Box 97, Solomons, MD 20688

410/326-2042 x17 Fax: 410/326-4175

www.calvertmarinemuseum.com

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