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Sail The Sultana

History on the Water

On a voyage aboard the 18th-century Royal Navy schooner Sultana, students will explore the rich history of the Chesapeake Bay region. Participants will try their hand at the ship’s tiller, meet a pirate, and face off against each other in an epic naval battle. In the evenings, Sultana will dock at two historic estates on the Chester River waterfront for cookouts and games with Washington College upperclassmen and faculty members, sunset canoe expeditions and opportunities for swimming and relaxing. 18th-century baseball, Eastern Shore music, and a field trip to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum will round out the trip. Participants will sleep in tents near the water or in the ship’s historic crew quarters. The program is geared toward students with an interest in history or American studies, although all are welcome to participate. This program is $475 per student, and limited to 7 participants, first come, first served.