FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: May 22, 2019
Contact: Anjelica Eitel
Communications & Marketing Coordinator
410-326-2042 ext. 17
BUGEYE EDNA LOCKWOOD TO VISIT CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM
SOLOMONS, MD – May 22, 2019 – Edna Lockwood, the last historic sailing bugeye in the world, will be visiting the Calvert Marine Museum (CMM) from May 28 through May 31, as part of a National Park Service-funded heritage tour around the Chesapeake Bay.
Owned and operated by the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM), Edna Lockwood recently underwent a two-year restoration of her nine-log hull. She was re-launched into the Miles River in St. Michaels, Maryland, in fall of 2018. This summer and fall, Edna is traveling to ports around the Bay, bringing free experiential programming and interpretation of traditional Chesapeake Bay boatbuilding techniques and the oystering industry past and present.
During her stay at CMM, CBMM staff members will offer free deck tours, giving guests a chance to explore the bugeye while she’s docked. Regular museum admission is required.
Built in 1889 by John B. Harrison on Tilghman Island for Daniel W. Haddaway, Edna Lockwood dredged for oysters on the Chesapeake Bay through winter, and carried freight—such as lumber, grain, and produce—after the dredging season ended. She worked faithfully for many owners, mainly out of Cambridge, Maryland, until she stopped “drudging” in 1967. In 1973, Edna was donated to the CBMM by John R. Kimberly. Recognized as the last working oyster boat of her kind, Edna Lockwood was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1994.
For additional details on Edna’s visit, contact CMM Curator of Maritime History Mark Wilkins at (410) 326-2042, ext. 31, or Mark.Wilkins@calvertcountymd.gov. To learn more about Edna Lockwood and the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, including a full list of stops on Edna’s heritage tour, visit cbmmshipyard.org/ednalockwood.
|Edna Lockwood is relaunched into the Miles River on Oct. 27, 2018, in front of a crowd at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Photo courtesy of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.|
|The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s 1889 bugeye Edna Lockwood is pictured sailing the Miles River in St. Michaels, Maryland. Photo courtesy of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.|
|The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s 1889 bugeye Edna Lockwood dredges for oysters around 1950. Photo by Don Edwards, Collection of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.|
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