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Welcome to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's Boatyard Blog, where all things related to Chesapeake Bay Boats are discussed. Follow the Museum's progress on historic Chesapeake boat restoration projects, watch wooden boats being built from scratch in our Apprentice For a Day program, and meet the dedicated staff and volunteers working hard to give you the experience of Chesapeake Bay history while preserving traditional Chesapeake Bay boat building techniques. Make sure to join us as a follower of this blog so you will be notified of new posts, and make comments on anything you see on the blog.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Fond Farewell to Don MacLeod

The Museum's Vessel Maintenance Assistant Don MacLeod's last day in the boat shop was yesterday. Don's off to The Landing School in Maine to learn more about the maritime trade of fixing boats. Don arrived at the Museum as a shipwright apprentice during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2003 and stayed for nine years! During his tenure here at the Museum, he was a wonderful ambassador, educating the public on wooden boatbuilding, and helping to maintain our floating fleet. He will be missed, but we wish him well in his future endeavors!

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