January 29, 2023
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Watch log canoe races from the Winnie Estelle

CBMM_WatchLogCanoes_Sept6At 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 6, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, MD is offering the opportunity to view Chesapeake Bay sailing log canoe races along the Miles River while aboard its 1920 buy boat, Winnie Estelle. During the cruise, longtime log-canoer January White will share his experiences racing and growing up with log canoes.

These sailing log canoes only race along the Chester, Miles, and Tred Avon Rivers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. With long masts and large sails, these boats keep upright as they accelerate to speeds of 10 knots or more, with crew members climbing to the ends of 15-foot boards placed perpendicular to the boat itself.

The two-hour trip aboard Winnie Estelle offers scenic views and photo opportunities, along with commentary from an experienced log canoe team member. The cost is $25 for CBMM members or $35 for non-members, with space limited and advanced registration needed by calling 410-745-4941.

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