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  • 08/30/19--20:42: Pioneer Park [Cemetery]
  • Titusville, Pennsylvania.
    Here lie many of the founders of this community, men who helped to blaze the westward path of civilization. ——————— Respect their dust; revere their memory. ——————— "Upon earth's kindly breast thou art indeed at rest; thou . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites • Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary) Includes complete text, location, directions, 5 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Solomons, Maryland.
    "The Chesapeake Bay has been known from the earliest times for the speed and beauty of its vessels" — Henry Hall, 1884 For centuries, wooden boats served as the primary means of transportation and communication, and chief . . .

    (Animals • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/30/19--20:57: Humphreys Rowing Skiff
  • Solomons, Maryland.
    Flat-bottom skiffs offer the advantage of simple design and low cost construction. This skiff was built around 1928 by Harry Humphreys of Rousby Hall, Maryland, a carpenter at M. M. Davis & Son shipyard, who intended it for . . .

    (Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/30/19--21:40: Lawyer's Row
  • Goshen, New York.
    This building and its neighbors are known as “Lawyers Row.” Testimony that members of the profession have had offices here since the early 19th century.

    (Notable Buildings) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/30/19--22:42: Bloomingburgh
  • Bloomingburg, New York.
    Named July 4, 1812, by James Newkirk. First settler, Capt. John Newkirk, prior to 1776. First school, 1784, taught by Mr. Campbell.

    (Colonial Era • Education • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/30/19--23:54: Methodist Church
  • Woodridge, New York.
    Organized circa 1815 by circuit rider preachers. Church built on site 1890. Dedicated Jan. 21, 1891. Parsonage erected 1914.

    (Churches & Religion • Settlements & Settlers) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/31/19--06:31: Benning Crab Skiff
  • Solomons, Maryland.
    This flat-bottom crabbing skiff was built around 1920 by Harry Benning at Galesville, Maryland. A Clinton air-cooled engine was installed in the 1930s, but the former sail rig was retained. She is currently outfitted for . . .

    (Animals • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Solomons, Maryland.
    Geda is a scaled-down version of a wide V-bottom boat once commonly found in the area of Tangier Sound. The boat was built by Leon Marsh of Rodes Point, Smith Island, Maryland, around 1955, but has its origins in earlier . . .

    (Animals • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/31/19--06:49: Claiborne Parish Court House
  • Homer, Louisiana.
    Built in 1860, this ante-bellum building was the point of departure for Confederate troops during the War Between the States. It is one of the finest examples of Southern expression of Greek Architectural style.

    (Antebellum South, US • Architecture • War, US Civil) Includes location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/31/19--06:51: Jolly Boat
  • Solomons, Maryland.
    A jolly boat is a general purpose ship's boat usually carried about deck or on stern davits. This example was formerly carried by the 75-foot gasoline launch Chicago, built in 1916 by the St. Louis Boat Co. of Milwaukee, . . .

    (Military • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/31/19--07:00: Oyster Skiff
  • Solomons, Maryland.
    This large, flat-bottom, oyster-tonging skiff was built by Ruby Dixon at Olivet, Maryland, in 1948. From 1959 until its donation in 1990, the skiff was owned by Melvin Owen Grover who used her to hand-tong for oysters in the . . .

    (Animals • Environment • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/31/19--07:01: Arizona Academy Site
  • Arizona, Louisiana.
    Donated by Joshua Willis to J. W. Nicholson who organized a private school 1867-1869. Was one of the leading academies in the state. Became public school 1910. Nicholson later president of L. S. U. School. ?.?. Harris a noted graduate.

    (Education • Notable Persons) Includes location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Solomons, Maryland.
    Potomac River dory boats were one of the few V-bottom workboats built on the Chesapeake that were planked fore-and-aft on the bottom, rather than cross-planked. This type was developed on the Potomac River in the later 1800s . . .

    (Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/31/19--07:29: Leatherbury Sailing Bateau
  • Solomons, Maryland.
    Traditionally, Chesapeake V-bottom sailing craft were commonly referred to as "bateaux," a term not much used today. This bateau was built by Capt. Ed Leatherbury (1863 - 1952) of Shadyside, Maryland, in the early 1900s and . . .

    (Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Solomons, Maryland.
    Dugout log canoes were used (and still are used) by many primitive societies throughout much of the world. The first colonists to the Chesapeake found the local Indian using the dugouts for transportation and fishing. A . . .

    (Native Americans • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Solomons, Maryland.
    During the early colonial period, boatbuilders were in short supply. As most settlements were built along the Chesapeake's rivers and creeks, there was a great need for small boats of any kind. Colonists, using metal-edged . . .

    (Colonial Era • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/31/19--07:52: Two-Log Canoe Bar Dog
  • Solomons, Maryland.
    Bar Dog got its name from the oyster toadfish, called "bar dogs" by watermen. This is a rare two-log canoe, built in Virginia around 1870. At some point, the canoe was converted from sail to power. It had a Palmer Bros. . . .

    (Animals • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/31/19--07:59: Three-Log Canoe
  • Solomons, Maryland.
    The three-log canoe such as this was the classic oystering tonging boat of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Watermen used long-handled tongs, in a scissors-like fashion, to scoop oysters from the shallower . . .

    (Animals • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/31/19--08:06: Five-Log Canoe Shamrock
  • Solomons, Maryland.
    Shamrock was built around 1908 near Poquoson, Virginia. She has the dimensions of a sailing "brogan," a predecessor to the larger bugeye, but was probably designed as a powerboat. By the time of her construction, few large . . .

    (Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Solomons, Maryland.
    The hull fragment from an unidentified bugeye was recovered from the Magothy River in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The fragment forms part of the bottom of a seven- or nine-log bugeye of early vintage. Clearly evident is . . .

    (Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 2 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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