Oyster shells piled at Navy Point, now the home of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Photo credit Thomas Seawell circa 1907.
The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is a gem of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, dedicated to the history of life on the bay, located on our same peninsula in St. Michaels.
Best of all, CBMM is not just a museum; it’s also a working boatyard with an accredited, world-renowned shipwright apprenticeship program. Right now, from scratch, a crew of scrappy young boatbuilders are recreating the 17th century Maryland Dove—the first tall ship to arrive from England to what would become the Old Line State.
The boatbuilding shop at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
At their annual OysterFest, we usually cook up a batch of oysters on the cauldron, with 1,000 Orchard Points ready for roasting this year. But like everything on the water, Mother Nature had the last word, and a flooding king tide cancelled the event.  
We even designed a T-shirt for them, based on an old oyster can from Tilghman Island, just down the creek from our home. 
Get yours here. All sales proceeds benefit the museum.