Trumpy exhibit opens this week at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

| August 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
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Freedom, a 104-foot fantail motor yacht designed by John Trumpy and built in 1926 by Mathis Yacht Building Company in Camden, NJ. Photo by Morris Rosenfeld, courtesy of the Rosenfeld Collection, Mystic Seaport Museum.

An exhibition tracing the design and construction of the distinctive Trumpy wooden yachts opens August 6 at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., focusing its attention from 1909 through 1973, when the Trumpy Yacht Yard in Annapolis, Md. produced its last boat. Named after John Trumpy Sr., the famous Naval architect and designer who crafted these regal vessels, Trumpy boats are legendary for their display of affluence, craftsmanship, and beautiful design.

A Single Goal—The Art of Trumpy Yacht Building at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is made possible by the generous support of Dr. Jacob Deegan, Maryland State Arts Council, and the Talbot County Arts Council, with revenues provided by the Maryland State Arts Council, Talbot County, and the Towns of Easton, Oxford and St Michaels.

Using models, paintings, historic photographs, artifacts such as wooden patterns and vintage signage and original drawings by John Trumpy Sr., A Single Goal explores the detailed process of wooden boat building as an art form and highlights these distinctive yachts and their furnishings and finishings.

This exhibition runs through November, 27, 2016, and is free for CBMM members or with museum admission. For more information, call 410-745-2916 or visit www.cbmm.org.

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