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August 06, 1998|By Lori Sears

Maritime history

Celebrate Maryland's maritime heritage tomorrow and Saturday with exhibits, demonstrations, boat tours and entertainment at the U.S. Naval Academy's "Maritime Maryland" event.

Outside, visitors can tour and cruise on a Chesapeake Bay skipjack, the Nathan of Dorchester, a 45-foot sailing oyster boat, and explore a 22-foot three-log canoe, the Marianne, built around 1916.

Inside, visitors can peruse exhibits from the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and the National Aquarium in Baltimore. The James B. Richardson Maritime Museum will display models of Chesapeake Bay boats and demonstrate model boat building. Marine artist and woodcarver Howard L. Rogers will demonstrate the craft of carving sign boards, authors will sign their maritime-themed books and vocal groups will perform barbershop-style singing.

"Maritime Maryland" takes place tomorrow and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center of the U.S. Naval Academy, 52 King George St., Annapolis. Guided walking tours are available from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Events are free. Tours are $5.50; $4.50 seniors 62 and over; $3.50 students. Call 410-263-6933.

Celebrity readers

Children can enjoy a storytelling hour with local celebrities each Thursday in August at the Maryland Science Center. As part of the Busytown exhibit, kids can tour the interactive town made famous in Richard Scarry's books and then listen to readings from celebrities, including Kirk Clyatt of Fox 45 TV, today at 11 a.m.; Merrie Street of 101.9 WLIF radio, Aug. 13 at 11 a.m.; Lori Pinson of Fox 45 TV, Aug. 20 at 3 p.m.; and Jo Jo Gerard and Kenny Campbell of 106.5 WWMX-Radio, Aug. 27 at 11 a.m. Readings are geared toward ages 2-10.

Readings, on the second floor of the Maryland Science Center, 601 Light St., are free with admission: $9.75; $8 for seniors and ages 13-18; $7 for ages 4-12; ages 3 and under free. Call 410-685-5225.

Pub Date: 8/06/98

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