Friday, October 11, 2013

31st Mid Atlantic Small Craft Festival at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Bob Lavertue and his son Scott with their Herreschoff Coquina 'Cabin Boy'

Father and son built this boat together.

The Coquina is reputed to be Capt. Nat's favorite design and he sailed her often

Spingfield Fan makes incredible copper and bronze fittings for small craft.

Alexandria Seaport showed up with a lovely Staten Island Skiff.

The restoration of skipjack 'Rosie Parks' is nearing completion. Two days after this photo was taken she was set in the water to begin swelling up and have her spars added.

Chesapeake treat. Cheese and pickle plate is a local favorite side dish for steamed crabs.

All photos copyright Thomas Armstrong

As always, this gathering is a favorite destination each year and never fails to reward. This year, however, due to unforseen circumstances, I am not able to give a full report. Begging your indulgance, however, I urge you to seek out many (and I mean many) more photos of the weekend by visiting my friend Barry Long's website. Barry was there all weekend, took scads of photos and is publishing them on his Eyeinhand website, in the Marginalia section. Barry is a very skilled photographer and his images are stunning. Don't miss these. Also find more photos posted by the Museum on their Facebook page here. Hopefully I'll have a more complete report next year, but in the mean time there's plenty to savor at these two sites.

Thanks to John Ford and Tracey Munson @ the CBMM for their genorous  support.

Originally posted by Thomas Armstrong on 70.8%

1 comment:

Baydog said...

Crabs with pickles and cheese. Who'da thunk it?