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PO Box 97
14200 Solomons Island Road
Solomons, MD 20688
P: 410-326-2042
F: 410-326-6691

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Own a Plank to Support the

Dee of St. Mary's, photo by Cyndy MillerThe Calvert Marine Museum recently 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 with crabs, 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 owner and you won’t just have your name linked to a disappearing part of our maritime past, you’ll also help with the care and maintenance of this beautiful wooden vessel. It is very expensive to maintain an old wooden boat, keep the certification up to date, and meet all of the safety requirements. We could not sustain this effort without your support.

With each year of continued support, plank owners will receive a certificate recognizing their donation, and will be invited on an exclusive annual plank owner’s sail in May. Contributors of $2,500 or more will also receive a personalized engraved plank taken directly from the Dee during her restoration.

Donate NowYou can become a plank owner 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

Building Mast Hoops for the Skipjack Dee of St. Mary's, Page 12

BUGEYE TIMES, Summer 2013
A Skipjack for CMM: Dee of St. Mary's, Page 7