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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 at2:30 p.m.Sail onSaturdaysMay 26,June 23,July 28,August 25, andSeptember 29and onSundaysJune 3,July 8,August 12,September 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 bynoontheFridayprior to the sail. Any remaining tickets may be purchased at the Admissions Desk on the day of the sail.

courtesy Mike Ellwood

TheDee of St. Mary’s, built in 1979, is one of the last skipjacks ever constructed on the Chesapeake Bay. TheDeewas 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 Museumis open daily from10 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 atwww.calvertmarinemuseum.comor call 410-326-2042. Like us onFacebook, follow us on Instagram and Twitter.