There's a new festival in town May 13-15, 2022, the Annapolis Up Rigging!


The 3-day event aims to highlight the Annapolis region's maritime history and its connection to the water with music, nautical arts, and of course, Tall Ships!


 Learn more about this inaugural festival on the Annapolis Up Rigging website.




Brush up on our local Maritime History with one of these blogs from Annapolis Discovered.

The Wilma Lee Skipjack Sets Sail

The Wilma Lee sails into City Dock in Annapolis. Photo courtesy of Visit Annapolis. Built in 1940 and restored in 2019, the Wilma Lee was unveiled this past summer as the latest boat to set sail on the shores of the Chesapeake. This historic boat resides at the Annapolis Maritime Museum and

Climb Aboard the Harbor Queen by Watermark

Here in Annapolis, we claim the Chesapeake Bay, the nation's largest estuary, as our very own playground. With countless rivers, streams, and coves spanning over five hundred miles of the shoreline - there are plenty of ways to play on the water. Spend the afternoon paddle boarding through the...

African American Watermen of the Chesapeake

Did you know that the Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States? It is a cornerstone of environmental and economic activity of the more than 18 million people living in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, which stretches from Virginia and West Virginia to as far north as New York.

Tall Ships Return to Annapolis

October, well known for it's pumpkin spice lattes and changing of the seasons is also the perfect time for sailing and waterfront activities in Annapolis! The Tall Ship Lynx , the When and If and Olin Stephens' Bolero will grace the Annapolis waterfront through the end of October! The Tall...