Baden Joins CBMM as Shipwright Apprentice
Chris Baden of St. Paul, Minnesota has joined the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) as a shipwright apprentice. Baden begins his apprenticeship working on the 1889 sailing log-bottomed bugeye, Edna E Lockwood.
Baden recently attended The Landing School’s wooden boatbuilding program in Arundel, Maine, where he mastered the fundamentals of constructing both traditional and contemporary wooden boats. Prior to attending The Landing School, Baden spent four and a half years working in information technology for the U.S. Coast Guard. His interest in wooden boats and woodworking developed while growing up around his father’s wooden powerboat.
Upon completing his one-year apprenticeship, Badenplans to pursue a career restoring and building wooden boats, and to return to The Landing School to enroll in its yacht building program.
CBMM’s professional shipwright apprentice program provides recent wooden boatbuilding school graduates on-the-job training through the restoration and maintenance of the largest collection of Chesapeake Bay watercraft in the world.