Construction of log canoe Caroline complete


After eight months of work, Shipwright Apprentice Cole Meyerhoff reports that the construction of five-log canoe Caroline has finally been completed.

The bulk of Caroline’s hull was finished in early May, and the staff worked through the summer finishing the detail work, including centerboard case supports, mahogany coamings, and deck work, in addition to the Tilghman-Island style canoe’s chicken beak, bow sprit and outrigger. The boat was also blessed ahead of its launch at CBMM’s June Maritime Day.

Once finished, the canoe left CBMM to have its hull painted and rig built in time to participate in a few of the season’s later log canoe races. CBMM’s guests and members are invited aboard the 1920 buyboat Winnie Estelle this summer and fall for an up-close and personal view of these Chesapeake Bay sailing log canoe races, with cruises available through September. For tickets, visit