Traditional Wooden Shipbuilding on the Chesapeake Bay & the Maryland Dove

Traditional Wooden Shipbuilding on the Chesapeake Bay & the Maryland Dove

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  • Examine Maryland’s rich heritage of wooden shipbuilding over the course of more than three centuries developed with regionally specific designs, materials, and techniques.
  • Review the regional aspects of this once-vital industry and shed light on the significance of the construction of the Maryland Dove, the vessel that accompanied the first Maryland colonists to the new world in 1634.

Presenter: Pete Lesher | Chief Curator at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Pete Lesher is chief curator at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, where he has served on staff since 1991 and now oversees museum collections, exhibitions, and programs.  He graduated Lafayette College, holds an MA in history from Columbia University, and studied maritime history at Mystic Seaport’s summer Munson Institute for American Maritime Studies. His research specialty is the history of wooden shipbuilding on Chesapeake Bay. His article on this subject won the Marion Brewington Prize in Chesapeake maritime history and was published in Maryland Historical Magazine. His contributions also appear in The Northern Mariner, Sea History, and The Chesapeake Log, a publication of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.

Lectures will be held virtually. Lectures are $10; FREE for AMM Members First Mate and above ($100).

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Location: Virtual
Date: January 21, 2021
Duration: 2 Hours