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  • Charity Boat Auction

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    Name: Charity Boat Auction
    Date: August 31, 2019
    Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
    Event Description:

    Labor Day Weekend, Saturday, August 31, 2019
    Gates open 8am; Tag Sale (cash only, ATM in Museum Store) 9am; BBQ 10am; Beer 10:30am; Auction 11am

    PREVIEW HOURS:
    Thursday, Aug. 29, 9am–5pm
    Friday, Aug. 30, 9am–5pm
    $5 admission through Milk House Gate for preview hours

    ADVANCED BID DEADLINE:
    Friday, Aug. 30, at noon: 410-745-4942

    DONATE A BOAT OR ITEM FOR TAG SALE:
    Donated boats are accepted and sold year-round. For more information, contact Karen Walpole at 410-745-4942 or at kwalpole@cbmm.org.

    BIDDING BEGINS:
    Saturday, Aug. 31, 11am
    $5 paddle fee for each bidder, taken at registration


    This Labor Day weekend, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum is hosting the 21st annual Charity Boat Auction on Saturday, August 31. More than 100 donated boats and watercraft—ranging in size and performance from luxury boats to dinghies—will be in the water and on land to be auctioned off to the highest bidders.

    The event also includes a flea market-style tag sale from 9am–11am, when guests can purchase a variety of used boating gear, including ground tackle, electrical equipment, hardware, rope, chain, oars, life jackets, fishing tackle, motors, and more.

    Proceeds from the rain or shine event benefit the children and adults served by CBMM’s education, restoration, and exhibition programming.

    In addition to being listed online, auction boats will be available for preview at CBMM on Thursday, Aug. 29, and Friday, Aug. 30, from 9am–5pm each day, with a $5 non-member admission. Guests can also preview the boats on auction grounds beginning at 8am the day of the event, with the live auction beginning at 11am. Pit beef and other food and beverages will be available for purchase beginning at 10am, with beer being served starting at 10:30am.

    Donated boats are accepted and sold year-round. For more information, contact Karen Walpole at 410-745-4942 or at kwalpole@cbmm.org.

    On Aug. 31, CBMM’s Fogg’s Landing gates open at 8am, with free event entrance for CBMM members and children ages 5 and under. Otherwise, general admission is $5 per person until 11am, with a $5 paddle fee for registered bidders. After 11am, regular two-day admission rates apply. For safety reasons, non-service dogs are prohibited during CBMM festivals, including the Charity Boat Auction

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