Calvert Marine Museum

The Calvert Marine Museum is a maritime museum located in Solomons, Maryland.

Calvert Marine Museum
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Drum Point Light in October 2012
Established18 October 1970 (1970-10-18)
LocationP.O. Box 9714200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons, MD 20688, USA
Typeregional maritime museum
AccreditationCalvert County Historical Society
Key holdingsDrum Point Light, Wm. B. Tennison historic boat, J. C. Lore Oyster House, aquarium and the North American river otter habitat
Collectionsregional paleontology, estuarine life of the Patuxent River and Chesapeake Bay, maritime history
Visitors87589 (2018)[1]
FounderDaniel Barrett Jr., William Dovel, Alton Kersey, Joseph C. Lore Jr., LeRoy Langley
DirectorJeffrey Murray
CuratorCarey Crane (exhibits), Mark Wilkins (maritime history), Stephen Godfrey (paleontology), Perry Hampton (estuarine biology)
Websitewww.calvertmarinemuseum.com

The museum has three main themes:[1]

William B. Tennison historic boat before overhaul (2003)

Among its exhibits are the Drum Point Light, the bugeye Wm. B. Tennison, and the J. C. Lore Oyster House; the latter two are National Historic Landmarks. It also houses artifacts from the old Cedar Point Light, and maintains the Drum Point Light and grounds.

The museum also features several aquatic exhibits including an outdoor habitat for their North American river otters, and indoor aquarium exhibits for the sting ray, skates, the non-native lionfish, and numerous other species native to the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

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External LinksEdit

Official website

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM 2017-2018 ANNUAL REPORT". CALVERT MARINE MUSEUM. 2018.

Coordinates: 38°19′52.4″N 76°27′48.15″W / 38.331222°N 76.4633750°W / 38.331222; -76.4633750