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CBC Skipjack Lecture At Annapolis Maritime Museum
Thursday, January 17, 2019, 7:00 PM until 8:30 PM
Annapolis Maritime Museum
723 Second Street
Members pay for their own charges
Those wanting dinner beforehand can meet at Boatyard Grill, Severn Ave. & Fourth St. Annapolis, MD 21403 | 410-216-6206
(in Eastport) at 5 pm.
The lecture is $10pp to be paid at the door for lecture.
Please register so we know how many are planning to come!
Winter Lecture Series - Skipjacks of the Bay
Scope of Presentation
Mr. George will provide a definition of a Chesapeake Bay skipjack and explain what made these vessels unique to the Chesapeake region. He will also discuss methods of design and construction at local boatyards (Bronza’s Boatyard),
Skipjacks Wilma Lee and the Martha Lewis, and reasons why these iconic vessels and their stories should be preserved. The current status of skipjacks on the Bay and the future of these traditional commercial vessels will be included as well.
About the Presenter
Born in Ohio, Randolph George attended Ohio State University, where he obtained B.A. and M.D degrees.
He trained in neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the 1970’s, followed by active duty at Portsmouth Naval Hospital in Virginia. In 1986, he purchased an historical farm and house on the Eastern Shore where he now lives with his wife. In 1993, he purchased and reconstructed skipjack Martha Lewis and later Ruby, an 1895 five-log canoe. He is a board member of the Edward H. Nabb Research Center for Delmarva History and Culture, and serves on the board of the Somerset County, Maryland Historical Society.