AJ Meerwald, the official Tall Ship of New Jersey,will spend a week at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., from Oct. 8–15. The restored 1928 oyster schooner will then return to CBMM the following week from Oct. 21–23. Dockside tours, which are included with CBMM’s regular two-day admission, will be available from 9am–noon on Oct. 12, 13, and 14, and from 3–5pm on Oct. 21.
AJ Meerwald’s crew will also offer a number of two-hour sails aboard the schooner during its first visit to CBMM. Sails are scheduled for 4:30pm on Oct. 11, and at both 1pm and 4:30pm on Oct. 12, 13, and 14. Tickets for the public sails, which include admission to CBMM, are $42 for adults (ages 17–64), $32 for seniors (ages 65 and up), and $22 for children (ages 16 and under). To register, and for additional details, visit bayshorecenter.org/sailing-schedule.
While docked at CBMM, AJ Meerwald will run also joint education programming with CBMM’s education staff. AJ Meerwald is operated as a hands-on sailing classroom by the Bayshore Center at Bivalve, a non-profit organization whose mission is to advance the understanding of the human impact on New Jersey’s aquatic environment through education, advocacy, and programming. BCB also operates the Delaware Bay Museum and offers shore-based programs at its campus and schooner’s home port of Bivalve on the scenic Maurice River in Cumberland County. To learn more, visit bayshorecenter.org.
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to preserving and exploring the history, environment, and culture of the entire Chesapeake Bay region, and making this resource available to all. Every aspect of fulfilling this mission is driven by CBMM’s values of relevancy, authenticity, and stewardship, along with a commitment to providing engaging guest experiences and transformative educational programming, all while serving as a vital community partner. For more information, visit cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.