Annual fundraiser for the Skipjack Dee of St. Mary’s
In preparation of the Calvert Marine Museum's 50th Anniversary in 2020, we are taking a year off from our annual Aww Shucks Oyster Social and Fundraiser. Do not worry, the Dee of St. Mary’s is in great shape and is still available for educational programs, private charters and public sails, thanks to our generous supporters. Keep an eye on the museum website for special 50th Anniversary events being planned for 2020! We hope to see you at the museum again soon!
The Aww… Shucks Oyster Social is the museum’s annual fundraiser for the skipjack, Dee of St. Mary’s. Guests indulge in the fattest and saltiest oysters on the half shell, enjoy heavy hors d’ oeuvres, beer and wine, and live music. Proceeds from this event support the endowment for the Dee of St. Mary’s.
Since acquiring the Dee in 2013, utilization of the skipjack has increased with educational programs, private charters, and public sails that have enabled many people to experience this floating classroom. The volunteer crew has invested hundreds of hours maintaining this vessel and the endowment will assist with the many challenges they face throughout the year as they care for this iconic wooden workboat.