If you’re into sailing and maritime history, you’ll find this news release from the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County visitors bureau pretty exciting, and it’s just 50 miles from the nation’s capital, reports Ruth and Rich Carlson for the Examiner.com.
Annapolis Maritime Museum officially reopened to the public in December 2008 following a $1.2 million renovation. The museum’s main permanent exhibit on the history and ecological properties of oysters will be installed in 2010. Get to know the maritime heritage of the Annapolis area from a waterside campus on the shores of Back Creek.
Learn about the life of watermen and the seafood industry of yesteryear in the Bay Experience Center that is housed within the area’s last remaining oyster packing plant, McNasby’s. Board a boat and take a 1.5 mile trip out to the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse. Tour the last remaining screw-pile lighthouse in its original location on the Chesapeake Bay. 723 Second Street, Eastport, Annapolis, MD 21403; 410-295-0104. www.annapolismaritimemuseum.org.
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