Support the Dee of St. Mary's

Save the Date Dee Fundraiser

Aww… Shucks Oyster Social

Annual fundraiser for the skipjack Dee of St. Mary’s

Saturday, October 29, 2016

4:00 – 7:00 p.m. In the Boat Basin 
Become A Sponsor
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This year’s fundraiser will support replacing the skipjack’s mainsail. Guests can indulge in locally farmed oysters on the half shell,  heavy hors d’ oeuvres from local restaurants, beer and wine, live music by Jeff Farias and Gary Rue, and a silent auction featuring Dee-inspired artworks and maritime artifacts. Tickets are $75 each and available online by clicking the button above.

Sponsorship opportunities are available at all levels and include complimentary tickets to the event, along with other unique benefits. Please contact Vanessa Gill at 410-326-2042 ext. 18 or email for more information.
Become a Plank Holder and Support the Dee of St. Mary's

In 2013, the Calvert Marine Museum added an iconic skipjack to our fleet, the Dee of St. Mary’s. This Chesapeake workboat operates as a floating classroom and allows us to offer field based environmental programming to all who climb aboard. This floating lab has students hoisting the sails, hauling a dredge, investigating crabs and oysters, testing water quality, and learning about the Chesapeake Bay from the water. 

As one of the very few skipjacks ever built on the Western Shore, and one of only a handful of surviving skipjacks, we need your help keeping her sails full. Become a plank holder and supporter and help ensure that part of our maritime history stays alive. We could not sustain this effort without your support.  

All contributions are welcome and as a donor, you will be the first to hear our sail dates for the upcoming sailing season. Contributors of $500 will receive two complimentary tickets to the Aww…Shucks Fundraiser event in the fall. Contributors of $1,000 will receive two complimentary tickets to the fundraiser and a maritime signal flag hoisted and flown on the Dee for the next season. Contributors of $1,500 will receive the two complimentary tickets to the fundraiser, a maritime signal flag, and an official Plank Holder’s Certificate artfully framed with aged wood planks from the Dee. For sponsorship opportunities, please click on the above Sponsorship link. Presentations are made at our annual fall fundraiser in October.
You can become a Dee supporter, by completing the online form, or by contacting our Development Office at 410-326-2042, ext. 16, 17, or 18.

Articles about the Dee

Bugeye Times, Winter 2013-2014: Charting a New Course for the Dee of St. Mary's, Page 5 Read now
Bugeye Times, Fall 2013: Building Mast Hoops for the Skipjack Dee of St. Mary's, Page 12Read now
Bugeye Times, Summer 2013: A Skipjack for CMM: Dee of St. Mary's, Page 7 Read now