Edna's crew announced

Matt Engel, lead educator, and Rose DiMatteo, tour captain and coordinator, will be taking 1889 bugeye  Edna E. Lockwood  around the Bay this summer on her National Park Service-funded heritage tour.

Matt Engel, lead educator, and Rose DiMatteo, tour captain and coordinator, will be taking 1889 bugeye Edna E. Lockwood around the Bay this summer on her National Park Service-funded heritage tour.

Staffing has officially been finalized for summer 2019, when Edna E. Lockwood, the last historic sailing bugeye in the world, will be visiting a number of ports around the Chesapeake Bay as part of a National Park Service-funded heritage tour.

Sailing the 1889 bugeye and giving deck tour of the National Historic Landmark will be Capt. Rose DiMatteo and Lead Educator Matt Engel.

DiMatteo has wide-ranging experience both in education and aboard boats. Her work history includes serving as the assistant director of paddling programs for the Sultana Education Foundation in Chestertown, Md.; an educator and deck hand for the Lynx Educational Foundation in Nantucket, Mass; and an activity counselor for Camp Highlander in Mills River, N.C. She’s also been a crew member on tall ships like Sultana (where she served as first mate), Lynx, Coaster II, and Spirit of Independence.

A graduate of Brevard College in North Carolina, DiMatteo holds a Bachelor of Arts in wilderness leadership and experiential education and a U.S. Coast Guard 100-Ton Master’s License with an Auxiliary Sailing Endorsement. She is also certified as both a rock climbing and kayaking instructor, as well as a trainer for Leave No Trace, a national organization protecting the outdoors by teaching and inspiring people to enjoy it responsibly.

Engel has been an educator at CBMM for several years, working most closely with the Rising Tide, Program, in addition to supporting school tours and programs.

Engel brings more than 10 years’ experience in boatbuilding, project management, and training program development. In addition to founding his own construction company, Engel served as Senior Programs Manager with All Hands Volunteers in Leyte, Philippines, where he managed and mentored program managers across multiple reconstruction projects. Engel learned the aspects of wooden boat construction at The Landing School in Arundel, Maine.

This summer and fall, Edna is traveling to ports around the Bay, bringing free experiential programming and interpretation of traditional Chesapeake Bay boatbuilding techniques and the oystering industry past and present. Check back soon for a full list of tour stops.