Thursday, February 23, 2017

Second Saturday to benefits the Richardson Maritime Museum

 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!

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.


Good Morning,
Thank you for participating in the Cambridge Schooner Rendezvous, This is a non-profit event hosted by the Richardson Maritime Museum of Cambridge, MD. 
You will be assigned as a space number to erect you tent and locate your tables. Those requiring electricity will be positioned for access to the power sources.  Spaces have been marked with chalk for your assistance. 
Please have all vehicles off the event area by 9:30 AM. Opening ceremonies begin at 10:00 AM.  People begin to arrive just before the opening.  See the program brochure for more details. 
Parking is available at the Municipal Parking lot. A map is attached.  Head back toward town on High Street. (Follow the yellow brick road.) Turn right at the first traffic light. Turn left at the traffic light at Gay St. Follow the signs.
The event shuts down on Saturday and Sunday at 5 PM. We ask you to keep your displays in place until 5 PM.  Please note that Long Wharf is an unsecured area. The police are on the alert to patrol; but, no one will be on the site full time. Valuables should not be left on the site overnight.
Weather is always a wild card for outdoor events.  We ask you to keep in touch with the forecast to anticipate changing conditions. Wind can be a problem along the river. Be prepared to weigh down you tent and secure your merchandise.
We want you to have a successful experience at the CSR.  At any time, you may call me or text me on my cell phone at (443)-521-9920.  Feel free to email me at .  If you cannot find me, ask the Information desk.

Many Thanks,
George Breig – Exhibitor and Vendor Coordinator
cell:   (443)521-9920
Schooner Rendezvous October 22,23, 2016, Cambridge, Long Wharf
The Richardson Maritime Museum
401 High St, PO BOX 1198

Cambridge, Maryland 21613
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Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Guess who's coming to the Schooner Rendezvous

Merchants, exhibitors of all kinds.
Organizations, jewelers, artists, crafts, home decor, antiques, boat supplies
BBQ, Steamed crabs, Shucked oysters, beer, wine, ice cream, peanuts,

Adams' clothing
Anything Wood
Bath Fitters
Cal's Puttering
Cambridge Sail & Power Squadron
Cambridge Yacht Club
Coast Guard Auxiliary
Darnell's Barbeque
Deal Island Images
Deer Forest Antiques
Dorchester Citizens for Planned Growth
Everything That Glitters
Folio Art Glass
Friends of the Library
Gabbin's Ice Cream
Glass Tidings
Greensprings wood turning
Hertitage Museums & Gardens of Dorchester
Hooper's Island Aquaculture
Horn Point
Jambury Nail Designs
Jamie Baldwin Photography
Jen's Blends
Jim and Tina Custom Signs
JoAnn Emmanuel
Kurth Airbrush
Lauri Fisher
Love Craft
Maggii Sarfaty Fine Art
Mark E. Williams Blacksmith
Mary Kay
Mary's Gems
ME Creations
Mendura Originals
Mid-shore River Keeper Conservancy
Phillip's Wharf Fishmobile
Richardson Maritime Museum
Rope Locker
Seagals Gallery of DE
Searchlight Photography
Shore Things
Shoregood Farms
Soap Mixology
Something for Me
Suburban Avenger Screen Prints
Taylor Made Baskets
Thomas Fine Jewelry
Torbert's   Decoys
True Oyster restoration Initiative
Tuckahoe Sail & Canvas

Lady Maryland