Saturday, May 20, 2017
Sunday, May 14, 2017
On Thursday, May 11, ESSA presented a check for $250 to become a corporate sponsor of
The Richardson Maritime Museum.
The Richardson Maritime Museum.
The check was delivered by David Buchanan and Bruce Franz with Jane Devlin, Executive Director, accepting.
The Eastern Shore Sailing Association has encouraged recreational sailing on the Chesapeake since 1974. The Association has two chapters, one on the Choptank at Cambridge and one on the Nanticoke at Tyaskin. From May through October, races and cruising events are scheduled. On the Choptank, racing begins at 6:00 PM every Wednesday
and every Thursday evening at 6:00 PM on the Nanticoke.
|Dave, Jane, and Bruce|
|ESSA on the Choptank|
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
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.
Richardson Maritime Museum
401 High Street
P O Box 1198
Cambridge, MD 21613
"Putting History on the Water"
Thursday, February 23, 2017
GIVE BACK SECOND SATURDAY:
Downtown wants to thank local non-profits that make our community great!
A 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
Cambridge Marine Terminal Railway
The Cambridge Marine Terminal Railway, located at
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
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.