The Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland, explores and preserves the history, environment, and culture of the entire Chesapeake Bay region, and makes this resource accessible to all. The museum’s collections include historic watercraft dating back to the 1860s, maritime paintings and prints, ship models, a Chesapeake region folklife collection, and a dozen historic vessels still afloat on the Chesapeake Bay.
The museum is also home to Hooper Strait Lighthouse. Constructed in 1879, it was one of the bay’s famed screwpile lighthouses. It was moved to the museum in 1966. The guest in this episode, Pete Lesher, is the chief historian and ambassador at large for the museum.