News Release, Calvert Marine Museum
SOLOMONS, MD – May 21, 2019 – Looking for a great way to experience the Patuxent River? The Calvert Marine Museum is offering two-hour public sails aboard the historic skipjack Dee of St. Mary’s, departing from the museum dock at 2:30 p.m. Sail on Saturdays May 25, June 22, July 27, August 24, and September 28 and on Sundays June 2, July 7, August 11, September 15, and October 20.
Tickets are $25 for ages 13 and up and $15 for children 5 – 12. No children under 5 permitted. To reserve your spot, visit bit.ly/DeeOfStMarysCruises. 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. For more information, please contact Melissa McCormick at 410-326-2042 ext. 41 or Melissa.McCormick@calvertcountymd.gov.
The Dee of St. Mary’s, built in 1979, is one of the last commercial skipjacks ever constructed on the Chesapeake Bay. The Dee was used originally in the oyster dredge fleet and later as a floating classroom, starting in 1989, when the oyster population dwindled. The Calvert Marine Museum took ownership in May 2013 and is pleased to offer public sails, educational opportunities, and private charters.