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Apr 07, 2017 11:22AM ● By Nicole Gould

Dovetail Dorothy Lee Donated to CBMM

Dovetail Dorothy Lee Donated to CBMM

A 1934 Hoopers Island dovetail Dorothy Lee has recently been added to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s floating fleet in St. Michaels. Dorothy Lee was generously donated by Susan Friedel of Trappe, in honor of her late husband Jerry Friedel.  

Dorothy Lee was built during a time when dovetails were used along the Chesapeake Bay for oyster tonging and trot lining for crabs.

Lovingly restored by Jerry Friedel, Dorothy Lee was originally built by famed boatbuilder Bronza Parks at Bishops Head in Dorchester County. The boat was built for Theodore Woodland, also of Dorchester County, and joins the ranks of other Bronza Parks’ boats in CBMM’s collection, including the recently restored 1955 skipjack Rosie Parks and Martha, another 1934 dovetail.

Dorothy Lee measures 41.2 feet long and 8.2 feet in breadth, and was originally equipped with a 35-horsepower marine gasoline engine, which was larger than typical for this type of boat.

Sabres Support Tennessee Wildlife Relief

Late last year, communities in East Tennessee were devastated by wildfires that swept through the Smoky Mountain region, causing loss of life, injury, and significant damage. In response to those in need, the Student Government Association of Saints Peter and Paul High School immediately organized a collection drive to help those in Tennessee displaced from their homes and jobs as winter set in and the Christmas season neared.

Donated goods, including clothing, bedding, hygienic products, food, and pet care items poured in to SSPP. With the help of H & M Bay, a shipping company out of Federalsburg, the SSPP community was able to help fill two tractor trailers that arrived at a shelter in Knoxville, Tennessee, prior to Christmas.

  SGA Advisor and Social Studies teacher Chad Dean, who was married in Gatlinburg, Tennessee at a chapel that was destroyed by the recent fires, was ecstatic at the response as his classroom overflowed with more than 150 containers of donations. Mr. Dean and his family spent their Christmas break volunteering in the Smoky Mountains, assisting with relief and cleanup efforts there.

Easton Economic Development Corporation AnnouncesNew Sales & Marketing Director for The Chesapeake Harvest

The Easton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC) is pleased to announce that Deena Deese Kilmon, of Easton, has been hired by the Chesapeake Harvest in the position of Sales and Marketing Director. Kilmon, a 20-year resident of the Eastern Shore, has a background in local food sales. Her most recent position involved planning strategic regional marketing and advertising campaigns for local business as well as large corporate entities.  In addition to opening new market channels and providing sales pathways for small to medium local farmers, the Chesapeake Harvest will provide critical infrastructure and technical assistance. The project focuses on farms in the Delmarva region and encourages the community to reach out in support of their efforts.

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