WoodenBoat ShowMore than 100 wooden boats -- from 80-foot...

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June 24, 1999|By Karin Remesch

WoodenBoat Show

More than 100 wooden boats -- from 80-foot yachts to a 15-foot working skiff -- are on display in the water and on land this weekend when the WoodenBoat Show returns to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels. Sponsored by WoodenBoat Magazine of Brooklin, Maine, this year's show focuses on boats from the Chesapeake Bay region. The skipjack H.M. Krentz, the schooner Imagine, and the museum's buyboat Mister Jim offer short Bay excursions, and suppliers to the wooden-boat market exhibit paint, varnish, tools, hardware, sails, oars, boat building kits and plans. Also returning this year is the family boat-building competition -- 75 families are scheduled to build and launch boats during the three-day event. And shoppers can find nautical antiques, books, boat attire, decoys and ship models.

The show site is on Mill Street. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. tomorrow through Sunday. Admission is $10, $5 age 6-17. Call 207-359-4651 or 410-745-2916.

Pennsylvania Herb Festival

Herbs -- from basil to garlic and rosemary to thyme -- are on display Saturday at the Pennsylvania Herb Festival, Main Building, York Expo Center in York. More than 60 vendors will offer herbs and related items. You can also learn how to cook and bake with herbs, create crafts using herbs and treat medical ailments with herbs. There also will be book signings and children's activities.

Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The York Expo Center is on Route 74. Admission is $4. Call 717-528-7979.

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