SOLOMONS, MD – May 1, 2018 – Looking for a great way to experience the Patuxent River?  The Calvert Marine Museum is offering two-hour public sails aboard the historic skipjackDee of St. Mary’s, departing from the museum dock at 2:30 p.m. Sail on Saturdays May 26June 23July 28August 25, and  September 29 and on Sundays June 3July 8August 12September 16 and October 14 Tickets are $25 for ages 13 and up and $15 for children 5 – 12. No children under 5 permitted. Call 410-326-2042, ext. 41 to make a reservation. Advance reservations are taken by noon the Friday prior to the sail. Any remaining tickets may be purchased at the Admissions Desk on the day of the sail.

courtesy Mike Ellwood

The Dee of St. Mary’s, built in 1979, is one of the last skipjacks ever constructed on the Chesapeake Bay. The Dee was used originally in the commercial oyster fishery and later as a floating classroom starting in 1989 when the oyster population dwindled. The Museum took ownership in May 2013 and is pleased to offer public sails, educational opportunities, and private charters.

Explore how the prehistoric past, natural environments, and maritime heritage come to life and tell a unique story of the Chesapeake Bay. The Calvert Marine Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is $9.00 for adults, $7.00 for seniors, military with valid I.D,  AAA and AARP members, and $4.00 for children ages 5 – 12; children under 5 and museum members are admitted free.  For more information about the museum, upcoming events, or membership, visit the website at or call 410-326-2042. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram and Twitter.