'Victory Chimes' turns 100 Sailing strong into the new...


April 13, 2000|By Tom LoBianco

'Victory Chimes' turns 100

Sailing strong into the new century, the American tall ship Victory Chimes celebrates its 100th birthday Saturday at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels. The centennial celebration includes a rechristening ceremony, music by the Bay Country Barbershop, ship tours and food. The Victory Chimes, which the museum calls the last American-built vessel still sailing from the Golden Age of Sail, carried lumber along the Eastern Seaboard from 1900 through both World Wars. It was converted into a passenger-carrying cruiser and left the Chesapeake Bay in 1955 for Maine, where it is part of a Windjammer fleet that cruises through New England.

The celebration starts at noon at the museum on Mill Street. Admission, including a museum pass, is $7.50, $6.50 seniors, $3 ages 6-17, free younger than 6. Call 410-745-2916.

'History Meets the Arts'

Receive an artistic dose of history at the third annual "History Meets the Arts" this weekend in Gettysburg, Pa. Visit galleries and meet more than 75 historical artists, authors, sculptors and artisans -- all displaying original artwork with a focus on the 18th, 19th or 20th centuries. Participating artists include Dale Gallon, Robert Griffing, Bradley Schmehl, John Bruxton and Paul Bender. Other events include battlefield tours with artists, art auctions and train rides.

The third annual "History Meets the Arts" takes place tomorrow through Sunday throughout Gettysburg. Times vary. Admission is free. Call 717-334-8151 or visit www.hmtarts.com for a complete schedule.

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