We did a fair circuit of the CBMM 18 acre campus, including the boat shop where Jenn Kuhn has volunteers and Apprentice for a Day visitors building a replica of the 1920 Ghost skiff. (See the Star Democrat article dated 27 January 2013). Our visitors didn't start talking fast to sell off CBMM's fabulous artifacts. A few will be auctioning off decoys and guns & other items in the not too distant future. They left with more stories and information about the Chesapeake to add to their repertoire.
|Lloyd Devigne (in blue) and Paul Carroll (in green) wait in the CBMM store for our visitors. These two docents have given hundreds of tours & adapt their dialog for each group.|
|The docents ask some basic questions to gauge what these particular visitors want to see and hear about on our 18 acre campus. There are so many stories to tell in a short time.|
|The flyway description is a fine way to begin to understand the Chesapeake Bay region.|
|Punt guns are familiar to some of these visitors.|
|Hunters really did get into these "coffins" in the sink boxes to go after water fowl.|
|Oysters are brought up in tongs during this cold season. Getting a few off the dock at Waterman's Wharf is simpler than trying to bring bushels back to the packing house to make a living.|