“Only in the Chesapeake” gateway to the mid- Atlantic states
The Chesapeake Flotilla is composed of Sea Scout Ships that use the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. These ships have home ports in Maryland and Virginia. Cruising the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries are the favorite activity of these ships, mostly in boats owned by the ships. Most of the boats are sailboats in the 25’ to 35’ size range, although power boats are also in use. The Flotilla has a 46’ ketch, “der PeLiKan” that can take larger group of scouts and adults on training cruises on the Chesapeake Bay. This is also an all-purpose training vessel
The ships of the Flotilla participate in many multi-ship activities. The year starts with a Wardroom dinner in January, followed by a winter training weekend at Catoctin Mountain Park. For over 50 years, the Nygard Regatta tests the skills of Sea Scouts on the Memorial Day weekend. A Safety at Sea Activity is regularly held with the Coast Guard at the Coast Guard Yard in Baltimore. This activity provides an opportunity to have a hands-on experience of the Coast Guard activities and equipment. Summer will find the ships cruising the Chesapeake Bay, visiting such ports as Rock Hall, Baltimore, Annapolis, St. Michael's, Solomon’s, and St. Mary’s City.
Chesapeake Flotilla Commodore
Stephen A. Nichols