Recently I took a vacation in Maryland. I had a great time and saw a ton of historical sites. There is so much history there, you cannot wrap your head around it in just one trip. I played the tourist and went everywhere, it was a blast.
One day we took a drive up to St. Michaels , a recommendation from ‘1001 places to see before you die’ book, out by Chesapeake Bay. We visited the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, it was really cool. It’s on the Bay and is steeped in rich history about fishing, hunting, sailing, boats, and the fisherman culture.
I snapped a few pics, actually a lot of pics, but these made the cut today.
These are the biggest screws I’ve ever seen. Nothing like this in our machine shop, I don’t think Dorman even makes anything this big.
We like engines, so I couldn’t resist snapping shots of this diesel tugboat engine. Look at the size of those gears and rods.
A trip to the bay wouldn’t be complete without some hunting guns, decoys, and a duck blind, right??
They had so many decoys on display, ducks and geese, the migratory pattern, and various guns.
The end of the tour has models of all sorts of skipjack boats. The store was closed or I would have my very own model. This was a great day, I felt immersed in the culture of Chesapeake Bay. It is tough work being a fisherman, long days of physical labor in tough conditions. Boat restoration is no picnic either.
I give the museum a big thumbs up for providing so much diversity of the Chesapeake Bay area. I recommend you stop by if you are in the area.