About

We are the Maryland, Maritime Heritage Club. 

Mission Statement

MMHC is a membership-based association dedicated to connecting people who love and enjoy vintage and classic boats with events, education, expertise, and other people who share the passion.

We serve our members by providing information, education, and resources designed to promote, sustain and grow the hobby, professions, community, and lifestyle surrounding the safe enjoyment of classic boats and boating. 

We Celebrate Maryland’s Maritime Heritage by showcasing them at our annual festival and on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay.

The Maryland Maritime Heritage Festival is proud to be deemed a 501-c3 non-profit organization by the Internal Revenue Service. Further, the MMHF has been classified as a Private Operating Foundation. Each year, the MMHF relies on membership dues and Festival revenue to sustain their annual operating budget. We encourage you to support the MMHF’s mission of celebrating Maryland’s Maritime Heritage by providing information, education, and resources designed to promote, sustain and grow the hobby, professions, community, and lifestyle surrounding the safe enjoyment of classic boats and boating by making a tax-deductible donation today!

MMHC Board – 2020 – 2023 Officers

  • Ralph Cattaneo President
  • Bruce Ogden Executive Vice President
  • Hank Reiser Vice President Membership & Programs
  • Jacolyn Wetmore Treasurer

Your donation will help the MMHF continue to help provide the opportunity to award grants and scholarships to students interested in wood boats, wooden boat building, restoration and other entities relating to preserving the legacy Maryland’s Maritime Heritage. All donors will be listed in the Donors Page of the website. Please email us if you wish to have your donation remain anonymous.. 


Thank you for considering a tax-deductible donation!
Please consult your accountant and/or tax professional for tax deduction information.