Maryland Dove

Maryland Dove, a representation of the late 17th century trading ship that brought the first settlers to what now is Maryland, will be at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum this weekend.

ST. MICHAELS — Maryland Dove will arrive at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum on Friday, June 28, and can be seen out on the Miles River and dockside through Sunday, June 30.

A reproduction of the 17th century trading ship that accompanied the first European settlers to what now is Maryland, the vessel will be open for boarding to all CBMM guests.

“We are honored to host Maryland Dove,” CBMM President Kristen Greenaway said. “The ship is an important piece of maritime and American history — especially Maryland history — and we hope everyone will visit to experience it for themselves.”

Built in a shipyard near Cambridge in 1978, Maryland Dove is owned by the state of Maryland, and operated and maintained by the Historic St. Mary’s City Commission.

From now through 2021, the museum’s working shipyard will be constructing the ship’s successor in full public view. To learn more about Maryland Dove and CBMM efforts to build the new vessel, visit marylanddove.org.

“We are grateful to CBMM, our partner and host, for helping us share Maryland’s ship with visitors on the Eastern Shore,” said Regina Faden, executive director at Historic St. Mary’s City. “Not everyone is able to come to St. Mary’s City, so we’re coming to them!”

The tours are free with CBMM admission, which is good for two days and is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, $6 for children ages 6 to 17, and free for active military, CBMM members and children aged 5 and under.

For more information, visit cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.

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