Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Charity Boat Auction

Volunteers and staff members at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Md., spent Wednesday, Aug. 30, helping to clean and prepare the more than 100 boats it will have available as part of the 20th annual Charity Boat Auction on Saturday, Sept. 2.

Advanced, absentee bids will be accepted, and can be called in with payment information at 410-745-4942 or taken in person until noon on Friday, Sept. 1. As an absolute auction, all boats will be sold the day of the event, with a title office set up at the museum for ease of transfer. Auction boats are available for preview from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, and Friday, Sept. 1, with a $5 non-member admission. Guests can also preview the boats beginning at 8 a.m. the day of the event, with the live auction beginning at 11 a.m. along CBMM’s Miles River waterfront campus. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at 10 a.m., and beer beginning at 10:30 a.m. Proceeds from the rain or shine event benefit the children and adults served by CBMM’s education, restoration, and exhibition programming. Auction boats and the official rules can be viewed at

Staff members and volunteers work on cleaning and preparing some of the more than 100 boats available at the 20th Annual Charity Boat Auction in St. Michaels on Saturday, Sept. 2