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Log Canoe Racing: Photographs by Morris Ellison

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Opening in conjunction with the 30th annual Antique & Classic Boat Festival, Log Canoe Racing: Photographs by Morris Ellison features photos of the Chesapeake Bay’s iconic sailing log canoes. A native of Oxford, Ellison is a retired sailmaker and longtime log canoe sailor who now volunteers as a carpenter and varnisher in CBMM’s Boatyard. Ellison earned a Master of Philosophy in neurophysiology at Yale University. While continuing toward his Ph.D., his advisor asked, “Morris, how are you ever going to be successful if you keep going sailing on the weekends?” This led to a career change. After several years as a sail designer and loft manager for North Sails, he started Ellison Sails in 1979 as a sail and boat canvas shop in Easton. Ellison prints some of his canoe photos in sepia tone, giving them the feel of an old photograph, which he feels conveys a timeless quality to the classic log canoes.

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