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such as climate change or the disappearances of underwater grasses. Ir includes reading and understanding the issues bro ught up in museum publicatio ns such as its waterways magazine. Ir can be part of a visiting Baltimore third-grade class whose teacher remarked, "You have done

wonderful things at the museum in the past five years. You get better and better with each year. I love bringing the kids to see yo u." Stuart Parnes, C BMM's president and current secretary general of the International Congress of Maritime Museums,

The museum's docks offer a welcome berth far vessels traveling in the Chesapeake. In season, the museum's waterfront is usually lined with visiting ships and watercraft, offering visitors an extra "exhibit" ofsorts. In this photo, the schooner Sul tana out ofChestertown, Maryland, makes a port stop and allows CBMM patrons to take a look onboard.

summed it up during a visit by President Bush las t October: As yo u can see, this is nor your typical m useum. We are a museum about place-the C hesapeake Bay-a place where human history and natural histo ry are tightly intertwined. For thousands of years, the Bay has shaped the lives and the culture of the men and wo men who have traveled here, worked here, and have been lucky enough to call this place home. And for just as lo ng, we have helped o urselves to the boun ty of the Bay, and left our m ark on the Bay's lands and waters. Today, this magnificent place faces tremendous pressures, and we believe the museum can help. W e are educators, and our goal is serious-to inspire both yo ung and old to value the Bay's unique heritage and to be passionate stewards of the Bay's fragile environmen t. ,!, Philip ]. Webster is a trustee of the National Maritime H istorical Society and a past governor of the Chesap eake Bay Maritime Museum .

SEA HISTORY 122, SPRING 2008

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Sea History 122 - Spring 2008  

16 Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, by Philip J. Webster • 20 Wireless Goes to Sea: Guglielmo Marconi's Radio and SS Ponce, by Captain Henry...

Sea History 122 - Spring 2008  

16 Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, by Philip J. Webster • 20 Wireless Goes to Sea: Guglielmo Marconi's Radio and SS Ponce, by Captain Henry...

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