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October 25-27, 2013
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Oct. 21-23, 2011

Cambridge Schooner Rendezvous
Schooner Rendezvous
Photo courtesy of David Harp.

The sixth annual Schooner Rendezvous was held October 21-23. Schooners and Tall Ships that participated included: Mystic Whaler, Lady Maryland, Martha White, Edlyn Rose, Heron, Isa Lei, Celebration and other historic vessels. An educational program for school age children was held on board the Mystic Whaler on Friday.

 

Oct. 22-24, 2010

Cambridge Schooner Rendezvous
Schooner Rendezvous
Photo courtesy of Dave Linthicum.

The fifth annual Schooner Rendezvous was held October 22-24. Schooners and Tall Ships that participated included: Pride of Baltimore II, Mystic Whaler, Lady Maryland,  Martha White, Lynx, Appledore V, Farewell, Celebration and other historic vessels. New this year was an educational program on Friday for school children from South Dorchester K-8.


May 2010

The Boatworks' Youth Build-A-Boat Program

Groups of kids have been busy building boats and boat models at the Ruark Boatworks this summer as we continue our Youth Build-A-Boat Program. Working in teams of 3-5 youngsters under the supervision of our volunteer boatwrights, the kids learn basic woodworking techniques and skills along with some of the history and heritage of wooden boatbuilding.

2010 Springside School visit

For the seventh year in a row, the eighth-grade class of Philadelphia’s Springside School visited the Ruark Boatworks. This year each girl built a skipjack model and stand. With supervision each girl learned to use a hand jigsaw, plane, drill press and sanding blocks to refine the precut parts made by the Ruark Boatworks volunteers.  Forty girls participated over three days, each taking home their model as a memento of their trip to Dorchester County. We thank the following Ruark Boatworks volunteers for helping with this event: Frank Antes, Dave Bodey,  Jim Leech,  Bud Campbell, Guy Gray, Ken Guelta, Ray Henderson, John Kenney and Dan Cada.

Oct. 23-25, 2009

Cambridge Schooner Rendezvous
Liberty Clipper
The fourth annual Schooner Rendezvous was held October 23-25. Schooners and Tall Ships that participated included: Pride of Baltimore II, Mystic Whaler, Lady Maryland, Liberty Clipper, Martha White, Pirates Lady and other historic vessels. New this year was a mariner's tour on board a Chesapeake Bay Deadrise donated by Phillips & Sons. Also the vessels were illuminated starting at dusk compliments of the Choptank Electric Cooperative. Liberty Clipper photo by Dave Linthicum.


Sept. 19, 2009

Humes Wallace Exhibit at the Richardson Maritime Museum.
Joan Davis and Dan Wallace
An open house was held at the Museum on September 19th to celebrate the new exhibit which documents the wooden boat-building skills of Humes Watkins Wallace, a native of Hoopers Island. Joan Davis and her brother, Dan Wallace promoted and contributed to this display in honor of their father.

 
August 29, 2009

Brannock Education and Research celebrates 25 years. The Brannock Education and Research Center celebrated its 25th Anniversary with a crab feast at Governor's Hall at Sailwinds Park. The guest of honor at the event was long time friend, Vice Admiral Al Konetzni USN Ret. Other dignitaries were Senator Rich Colburn who presented Earl with a Senate Resolution and a Governor's Citation form the Citizens of Maryland and Delegates Addie Eckardt and Jeannie Haddway-Ricco who presented him with a House Resolution. A large engraved pewter tray was presented by Ginger Martus in honor of the 25th celebration.

Guests at the anniversary celebration

March 21, 2009 James B. Richardson Foundation, Inc. celebrates the groundbreaking of the new Ruark Boatworks facility at the Richardson Maritime Heritage Center on Maryland Avenue & Hayward Street. (Click for newspaper article.)
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