Professor John Wilson, Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, selected the B&CSC for his Fall 2013 design class project titled Industrial Maritime & Commerce Center Project: Interpreting the Lifeways of Chesapeake Bay. Unfortunately, this will mark the ‘retirement’ of his career as a professor.
B&CSC arranged for his class to meet aboard the Nuclear Ship SAVANNAH for a tour and to discuss the project on September 26, 2013. B&CSC selected two sites for the class to explore generating a development plan for our all-volunteer non-profit that forwards its mission to preserve, interpret and support the industrial maritime heritage of the Chesapeake Bay Region.
The two sites are along the industrial waterfront area and are ideal in supporting facilities to maintain and repair historic vessels as well as interpretation of the folk- and lifeways of the Bay. Students will develop plans for a maritime heritage complex that also serves Baltimore’s cultural heritage efforts.
The class will present their presentations at a special session with the B&CSC on December 19, 2013.
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Working here at the Academy with a million and a half tourists a year, the more consolidated a facility the better. Tourists like to be able to get to a place and see as much as they can in one spot.As a “tourist site,” [these offer] a lot of amenities, i.e. close to inner harbor, and other public facilities [and] would give the students a chance to research sail to steam.