FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: May 21, 2019
Contact: Anjelica Eitel
Communications & Marketing Coordinator
410-326-2042 ext. 17
DEE OF ST. MARY’S ANNOUNCES 2019 PUBLIC SAILS
SOLOMONS, MD – May 21, 2019 – Looking for a great way to experience the Patuxent River? The Calvert Marine Museum is offering two-hour public sails aboard the historic skipjack Dee of St. Mary’s, departing from the museum dock at 2:30 p.m. Sail on Saturdays May 25, June 22, July 27, August 24, and September 28 and on Sundays June 2, July 7, August 11, September 15, and October 20. Tickets are $25 for ages 13 and up and $15 for children 5 – 12. No children under 5 permitted. To reserve your spot, visit bit.ly/DeeOfStMarysCruises. Advance reservations are taken by noon the Friday prior to the sail. Any remaining tickets may be purchased at the Admissions Desk on the day of the sail. For more information, please contact Melissa McCormick at 410-326-2042 ext. 41 or Melissa.McCormick@calvertcountymd.gov.
The Dee of St. Mary’s, built in 1979, is one of the last commercial skipjacks ever constructed on the Chesapeake Bay. The Dee was used originally in the oyster dredge fleet and later as a floating classroom, starting in 1989, when the oyster population dwindled. The Calvert Marine Museum took ownership in May 2013 and is pleased to offer public sails, educational opportunities, and private charters.
Dee of St. Mary’s photo attached, courtesy of Glenn Thompson.
Explore how the prehistoric past, natural environments, and maritime heritage come to life and tell a unique story of the Chesapeake Bay. The Calvert Marine Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9.00 for adults; $7.00 for seniors, military with valid I.D, AAA and AARP members; $4.00 for children ages 5 - 12; children under 5 and museum members are admitted free. For more information about the museum, upcoming events, or membership, visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com or call 410-326-2042. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.