CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM
P.O. Box 97 - 14200 Solomons Island Road
Solomons, MD 20688
Traci Cimini - 410-326-2042 x62
November 30, 2017
For Immediate Release
AND THE CANOE WINNER IS?
Patuxent Small Craft Guild Announces Canoe Raffle Winner
The Calvert Marine Museum Patuxent Small Craft Guild (PSCG) maintains the historic boats in the museum’s collection, and preserves the art and skills of wooden boat building. These volunteers build and raffle a canoe each year to benefit on-going activities of the Guild.
The winner of the 2017 canoe is Robert Whitehead, owner of S&W Controls, Inc., a Bugeye Society member and long-time museum supporter. “I’ve been buying chances for the last 20 years and told the gentlemen selling the tickets that I would win the boat this year,” said Whitehead. He had the choice of a 12-foot Plywood Canoe with paddles or a 14½-foot Plywood Montana Guide Boat with oars. He is pleased to add the Montana Guide Boat to his collection.
There were over 3,000 tickets sold last year at the museum’s annual events, which included the Maritime Festival, Patuxent River Appreciation Days and summer concerts. The winning ticket was bought at the Steve Miller Band with Peter Frampton concert in June.
The 2018 canoe will be on display in the Exhibition Building starting in March and tickets will be on sale for $1 each or six for $5 in the Museum Store or at the Patuxent Small Craft Center. They will also be available at the museum’s annual events and 2018 summer concerts. The raffle winner will be announced in late November 2018.
CMM photo attached: Pictured left to right is Ray Brule (PSCG member) with winner, Robert Whitehead
The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors, military with valid I.D. and AAA members, and $4.00 for children ages 5 - 12; children under 5 and museum members are always admitted free. For more information about the museum, upcoming events, or membership, visit the website at www.calvertmarinemuseum.com or call 410-326-2042. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Google+, Instagram and Pinterest.