Thursday, April 13, 2017




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NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
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RICHARDSON MARITIME MUSEUM


Step back in time as you come out to dine!

Friday, April 14 
&
Saturday, April 15

5:30 pm to 8:30 pm 

401 High Street
410-221-1871
info@richardsonmuseum.org





Richardson Maritime Museum
401 High Street
P O Box 1198
Cambridge, Maryland 21613



Wednesday, April 5, 2017

CSR Meeting, Saturday, April 8, 2017, 10:00 AM



Good afternoon all:

This is just a reminder that we will be having a Cambridge Schooner Rendezvous meeting on Saturday, April 8th at 10 am.  Coffee will be on.

Please let us know if you will be in attendance.

info@richardsonmuseum.org

Thanks!
Melissa T

Melissa T
Executive Assistant

Richardson Maritime Museum
401 High Street
P O Box 1198
Cambridge, MD 21613
410-221-1871 office


"Putting History on the Water"

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Second Saturday to benefits the Richardson Maritime Museum

GIVE BACK SECOND SATURDAY:
 Downtown wants to thank local non-profits that make our community great! 

portion of the evening’s proceeds will be donated. 

  • High Spot (benefits YMCA), 
  • Rock Lobstah (benefits Habitat Choptank),
  • Stoked (benefits DLAX), 
  • Black Water Bakery (benefits Baywater Animal Rescue), 
  • Jimmie and Sook’s (benefits Cambridge Main Street), 
  • RAR Brewing (benefits Richardson Museum).
Party and Dine: Profits for the Non-Profits.


Heads up for the Weekend!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Working Waterfront on Cambridge Creek, DNr restores railway to 200 Tons

Cambridge Marine Terminal Railway


            The Cambridge Marine Terminal Railway, located at 301 Cemetery Ave., Cambridge, MD on Cambridge Creek, has served the Department of Natural Resources as its major marine repair facility since 1974. This State owned facility has the only railway and dry dock system capable of hauling vessels up to 120 feet in length and weight displacement of 200 short tons.  This centrally located railway is in heavy demand year round and is essential for keeping DNR’s fleet of vessels operational, safe and well maintained.  The recently completed project replaced the aged and deteriorated railway after 34 years of extensive use.  Structural problems had developed through gradual deterioration in the timber rail system.  Inspections and test results concluded the system which was rated for 100 tons was not safe to operate and in 2006 operations were ceased.


            An all steel railway system and cradle was fabricated and installed on a new pile foundation.  This will facilitate vessels 150 feet in length and weight displacement of 200 short tons.

            DNR’s Marine Construction Division operates the railway, and the vessels they maintain are large steel haul barges and tug boats used in the construction of piers, bulkheads, stone jetties, public boat ramps and dredging of channels.  Natural Resource Police vessels are used for law enforcement and setting navigational buoys channel markers.  Other larger steel haul vessels maintained at this facility, such as the Big Lou and Widener, are used for ice breaking operations during the winter months to keep channels open and safe for commercial waterman while harvesting seafood.  These vessels also collect floating debris in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries, which may cause a navigational hazard.


            The Cambridge Marine Terminal Railway also assists NOAA’s research vessels based at the Oxford Cooperative Lab, state and county agencies needing assistance and emergency hauling.  Although not open for public use, privately owned vessels in distress or sinking, which may result in a fuel or oil release into the water, will be considered for extraction.


Reminder! CSR 2017 Organizational Staff Meeting, Saturday, February 25


We will be holding our first 2017 Schooner Rendezvous meeting on Saturday, February 25th at 10.  
Coffee will be on!



Have a great day!

Melissa 
Executive Assistant

Richardson Maritime Museum
401 High Street
P O Box 1198
Cambridge, MD 21613
410-221-1871 office



"Putting History on the Water"

Thursday, October 20, 2016

How to get to Long Wharf

From Route 50, turn on to Maryland Ave.
Proceed over the Cambridge Creek Draw Bridge.
Turn right at the light.
Turn right at the next light on to Gay St.
Turn right on to High Street (yellow brick.)
Proceed to the end of High St.
The Schooner Rendezvous is on the right.

  • Vendors: look for George in a yellow jacket. he will direct you to your assigned space.