May 6, 2021
Online Zoom - Calvert Marine Museum
Virtual - Maryland in the Age of Sail Lecture Series: Water Highways - The Chesapeake Bay
Thursday, May 6, 2021
Join Mark Wilkins, CMM Curator of Maritime History, as he explores topics ranging from European influences, to the tobacco trade, to the Civil War on the Chesapeake and more, through the 20th century. Today we will consider the evolution of transportation on the ‘watery highways’ of the bay. Before and after the advent of railroads the water was the easiest way to transport goods and travelers. The Chesapeake Bay connected towns such as Richmond, Alexandria, Washington D.C., Baltimore, Annapolis, Norfolk, and countless smaller towns. Lectures begin at 5 p.m. and take place via ZOOM. A link to each lecture will be posted on this page prior to event. This seven-week series is free and open to the public.