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Event Series What Swims Beneath Us

What Swims Beneath Us

Schooner Woodwind at Annapolis Waterfront Hotel Dock 80 Compromise Street, Annapolis, MD

Animated and entertaining tales of the fish that swims beneath the keel as we sail on the Chesapeake Bay and a modern day history of the disputes and conflicts regarding these fish. History Monday Sunset Sails occur every Monday, May-September 22. Different topics and speakers vary throughout the season. Our bar includes a selection of ... Read more

History of Watermen on the Chesapeake

Schooner Woodwind at Annapolis Waterfront Hotel Dock 80 Compromise Street, Annapolis, MD

Annapolis is known as a Seafood hub on the east coast. Most people love their Crabs and Oysters, but how many people know where their seafood comes from and how it is caught? Annapolis has been the center of the seafood industry on the Chesapeake, ride along to hear the history of Seafood and Watermen ... Read more

Event Series Birds of the Chesapeake

Birds of the Chesapeake

Schooner Woodwind at Annapolis Waterfront Hotel Dock 80 Compromise Street, Annapolis, MD

The Chesapeake Bay is home to hundreds of species of birds, many living close to the shores of the Severn River. Join Jack to learn about the birds of the Chesapeake, their life histories, fun facts, and see how many different species of birds you can spot on the water! History Monday Sunset Sails occur ... Read more

Legends and Lore of the Annapolis Waterfront

Schooner Woodwind at Annapolis Waterfront Hotel Dock 80 Compromise Street, Annapolis, MD

Author and lifelong Chesapeake Bay sailor Dave Gendell brings aboard a boatload of stories of the Annapolis waterfront including the colorful personalities and events that make the waters off Annapolis one of the world’s most vibrant sailing grounds. History Monday Sunset Sails occur every Monday, May-September 22. Different topics and speakers vary throughout the season. ... Read more

Battle of the Severn

Schooner Woodwind at Annapolis Waterfront Hotel Dock 80 Compromise Street, Annapolis, MD

Learn the forgotten story of the lost town of “Providence”, the first Annapolis. The Battle of the Severn was a bloody skirmish fought on March 25, 1655, on the Severn River at Horn Point (today’s Eastport). It was an extension of the conflicts surrounding the English Civil War, pitting the forces of Puritan settlers against ... Read more

Buffets, Bands and Beaches – Socializing on the Severn

Schooner Woodwind at Annapolis Waterfront Hotel Dock 80 Compromise Street, Annapolis, MD

Bay Ridge Resort was developed in 1879 as a grand Victorian summer resort with a large frame hotel on the bluff near Tolly Point. Weekends were filled with USNA bands, lawn games, live animals, and frivolilties for those wealthy enough to come by ferry or rail. In the mid-1900s, Carr and Sparrow beaches were the ... Read more

History of Watermen on the Chesapeake

Schooner Woodwind at Annapolis Waterfront Hotel Dock 80 Compromise Street, Annapolis, MD

Annapolis is known as a Seafood hub on the east coast. Most people love their Crabs and Oysters, but how many people know where their seafood comes from and how it is caught? Annapolis has been the center of the seafood industry on the Chesapeake, ride along to hear the history of Seafood and Watermen ... Read more

The War of 1812 on the Chesapeake

Schooner Woodwind at Annapolis Waterfront Hotel Dock 80 Compromise Street, Annapolis, MD

The War of 1812 is considered the Second American Revolution and Maryland played a pivotal role in the conflict. Hear stories of the bold privateers that wreaked havoc on the British Merchant Fleet, numerous clashes along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay, and learn how brave Marylanders defended their homes and inspired a nation! History ... Read more

On the Horizon – Annapolis Landmarks Seen from the Water

Schooner Woodwind at Annapolis Waterfront Hotel Dock 80 Compromise Street, Annapolis, MD

Four iconic buildings and areas on the Annapolis waterfront and skyline will be discussed and their historical importance: the Maryland State House, the USNA Chapel, St. Mary's Church, and the Annapolis Harbor and waterfront. There's a reason the city retains its colonial appeal and charm and much of it is tied to these four. History ... Read more

Sediment and the Chesapeake

Schooner Woodwind at Annapolis Waterfront Hotel Dock 80 Compromise Street, Annapolis, MD

Sediment is an important component of the Chesapeake Bay ecosystem. Often viewed as a pollutant due to its impact on water clarity and potential to settle on bottom dwelling flora and fauna, sediment also has positive aspects in the estuary. The talk will cover a range of sediment related topics focusing on sources (watershed, shore ... Read more

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