A crane hoists the new Maryland Dove carefully into the water for the first time. Image: Cheryl Costello

VIDEO: New Md. Dove Splashed on Miles River

After five years of planning, funding, research, and building, the new historical interpretation of the Maryland Dove is officially lowered into the water by crane. It’s one of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s largest projects ever, with nearly two dozen employees taking part in construction a their working shipyard. Bay Bulletin was there as the Dove was splashed in the Miles River and got to peek inside the historic reproduction. Cheryl Costello talks with shipwrights and their families about what this milestone means to them. Watch below: