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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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This 6,000-square foot building, open toward the boat basin, houses nineteen of the small craft in the museum's collections, ranging in size from a dugout canoe to the forty-five-foot draketail Penguin.

Click here to read about the Small Craft Collection Update in the Bugeye Times. Be sure to also visit the Patuxent Small Craft Center as well as the Patuxent Small Craft Guild.

More information about Chesapeake Bay Workboats can be found at the Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network.


Shown below are a few of the boats (besides the Tennison) we have in our collection. Drawn by Alan B. Chesley, 1980



Crabbing skiff

Three-log canoe 'Carla Sue'

Jenkins Creek crab scrape 'Geda'

Hooper Island drake-tail fishing launch, 'Penguin'

Clam dredge 'John A. Ryder', ex-'Donna'

Potomac River dory boat 'Let's See'