ECWG’s 2011 Fall Outing Scheduled

This year’s Explorers Club Washington Group’s annual fall outing–The Bombash–will be three days of exploring the historical treasures of southern Maryland from September 30 through October 2.

Highlights will include:

The Drum Point Lighthouse at the Calvert Marine Museum.

  • a visit to the Calvert Marine Museum on on Solomon’s Island
  • a visit to the Drum Point lighthouse
  • a sightseeing cruise on the Wm. B. Tennison, which was built as a nine-log sailing bugeye in 1899 and converted to an oyster buy-boat in 1906-07. The hour-long sightseeing cruise will be  through busy Solomons inner harbor, underneath the Governor Thomas Johnson Bridge and back to Pt. Patience and the Naval Recreation Center.
  • a walking tour of St. Mary’s City
  • a Saturday dinner talk on “The Status of Crabs in Chesapeake Bay by Dr. Thomas Miller, Director and Professor at the Chesapeake Biological Laboratory
  • a tour of tthe 18th century Manor House at Sotterkey Planation
  • The Riverside WineFest at Sotterley 2011! with wine tastings; live music; local artisans with fabulous hand-crafted items for purchase; food vendors featuring such Southern Maryland specialties as crab cakes, fried oysters, stuffed ham, pit roasted meats and freshly made ice cream; exhibits, demonstrations, tours, children’s activities, and more in a breathtaking Patuxent riverside setting.

The cost will be $130 per person, which includes all of the tours, a Saturday box lunch, Saturday evening dinner, and admission to the Riverside WineFest.

Those attending need to make their own  transportation and hotel arrangements. Rooms are available at the group rate of $89.00 per night per room. including  continental breakfast, plus tax at: The Sleep Inn & Suites 23428 Three Notch Road; California, MD 20616; Phone: 301 737-0000, Fax 301 737-442

Details in the full announcement

Reservations must be made by noon on Monday, Sept. 12 with: Frank R. Power; 13208 Glen Mill Road; Rockville, MD 20850; 301 294-9377;

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