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Posted on: May 4, 2017

[ARCHIVED] PUBLIC SAILS ABOARD THE DEE OF ST. MARY'S

Dee by John Fulchiron for web

CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM

P.O. Box 97 - 14200 Solomons Island Road

Solomons, MD 20688

Traci Cimini  - 410-326-2042 x62

ciminita@co.cal.md.us

CMM-PR-17-30

May 4, 2017

For Immediate Release  - Also include in community calendars

 

PUBLIC SAILS ABOARD THE DEE OF ST. MARY’S

 

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 27, June 24, July 29, August 26, and September 30 and on Sundays July 9 and August 13.  Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for children 5 – 12. No children under 5 permitted. Call 410-326-2042, ext. 41 to make a reservation. 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.

The Dee of St. Mary’s, built in 1979, is one of the last skipjacks ever constructed on the Chesapeake Bay. The Dee was used originally in the commercial oyster fishery and later as a floating classroom starting in 1989 when the oyster population dwindled. The 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 John Fulchiron

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The 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. and AAA members, and $4.00 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. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Google+, Instagram and Pinterest.

 

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