Traditional Wooden Shipbuilding on the Chesapeake Bay & the Maryland Dove

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Thursday January 21

7:00 PM  –  8:30 PM

Date: Thursday, January 21, 2021 
Location: Zoom Virtual Lecture 
Time: 7pm - 8:30pm

  • Examine Maryland’s rich heritage of wooden shipbuilding over the course of more than three centuries developed with regionally specific designs, materials, and techniques.
  • Review the regional aspects of this once-vital industry and shed light on the significance of the construction of the Maryland Dove, the vessel that accompanied the first Maryland colonists to the new world in 1634.

Presenter: Pete Lesher | Chief Curator at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

Registration Required.

  • Upon registration, you will receive two emails: one confirmation email with your receipt and the link to join the Zoom lecture and one e-ticket email.
  • If you are registering as a member, please use the coupon code provided by AMM.

Cost: $10 General Admission; FREE for AMM Members First Mate and above ($100).

This lecture will be offered virtually by Zoom, an online video conferencing platform. Upon registration, you will be sent the link for the video conference to join on the evening of the lecture. If you do not receive your confirmation email after you register, please check your Spam folder, or email Mallory Mlynarek at To learn more about Zoom and to download the app to your computer, visit the Zoom website. 

About the Presenter: Pete Lesher is chief curator at Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, where he has served on staff since 1991 and now oversees museum collections, exhibitions, and programs. He graduated Lafayette College, holds an MA in history from Columbia University, and studied maritime history at Mystic Seaport’s summer Munson Institute for American Maritime Studies. His research specialty is the history of wooden shipbuilding on Chesapeake Bay. His article on this subject won the Marion Brewington Prize in Chesapeake maritime history and was published in Maryland Historical Magazine. His contributions also appear in The Northern Mariner, Sea History, and The Chesapeake Log, a publication of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.