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    Solomons, Maryland.
    John A. Ryder represents the most common type of Chesapeake Bay workboat, with its V-bottom and flat box-stern. These gradually replaced earlier powerboats like the adjacent Penguin. John A. Ryder was built in 1944 as the . . .

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

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    Solomons, Maryland.
    In 1940, noted maritime historian Howard I. Chapelle documented a small flat-bottom, double-ended crab skiff at Deal Island, Maryland. This was one of the many varieties of Chesapeake crab skiffs noted by Chapelle in two . . .

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

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  • 08/31/19--08:54: Hooper Island Launch Penguin
  • Solomons, Maryland.
    Penguin represents a once-numerous class of V-bottom boats known as Hooper Island launches, draketails, ducktails, or torpedo-sterns. Many were built on Hooper Island, Maryland, in the 1920s and 1930s; hence the name. The . . .

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

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  • 08/31/19--08:59: Yawl Boat
  • Solomons, Maryland.
    Chesapeake Bay sailing vessels typically carried a small boat, commonly referred to as a "yawl boat." This was used to help maneuver in and out of harbors, or other restricted waters, or when the wind dropped. This yawl boat . . .

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

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  • 08/31/19--09:04: Chaney Rail Skiff
  • Solomons, Maryland.
    Rail skiffs were used almost exclusively for hunting rail birds in season in the early autumn. The marshes of the upper Patuxent River were once one of the most well known hunting grounds in the mid-Atlantic region. In use, . . .

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

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  • 08/31/19--09:14: Whittington Rail Skiff
  • Solomons, Maryland.
    Luther E. Whittington built this rail skiff in 1926 for Clifton O. Whittington, who started as a professional "pusher" of rail skiffs on the Patuxent River in 1923. In the marshes, boats were pushed using a long push pole. . . .

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

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  • 08/31/19--09:17: Baesemann Cemetery
  • Rib Falls, Wisconsin.
    In 1877, Maria Baesemann, daughter of John and Ernestine, died at the age of twenty and was buried in her favorite spot at the top of the hill overlooking Rib River. Henceforth, the place was known as the Baesemann Cemetery. . . .

    (Cemeteries & Burial Sites) Includes complete text, location, directions, 4 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/31/19--09:21: Sewell Draketail Workboat
  • Solomons, Maryland.
    This 36-foot powerboat is a local type usually described as a Hooper Island "draketail" or "ducktail." It was developed in the early years of the twentieth century and known for its sleek lines and round, reverse-rake stern. . . .

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

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  • 08/31/19--09:30: Spirit
  • Solomons, Maryland.
    Spirit was designed and built by Ernest H. "Dick" Hartge at Eustis, Florida, in 1976. Dick Hartge was originally from Galesville, Maryland, where he built many of the well-known Chesapeake 20s. Spirit resembles a Chesapeake . . .

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

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    Solomons, Maryland.
    Ernest H. "Dick" Hartge started building boats at Galesville, on the West River in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, in the 1920s. He later acquired a fleet of hire boats built and formerly owned by Ed Leatherbury of nearby . . .

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

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  • 08/31/19--09:42: Scoot (Reproduction)
  • Solomons, Maryland.
    Scoot was built in 1989 by Winslow Womack of St. Michaels, Maryland. Her design is based on plans by Howard I. Chapelle for a 20-foot Chesapeake "sharpie," a craft with a double-ended hull and a shallow, V-shaped bottom. The . . .

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

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  • 08/31/19--09:48: Power Bateau
  • Solomons, Maryland.
    This nineteen-foot oystering and crabbing boat was built in 1983 by Francis Goddard of Piney Point, Maryland. Although of relatively recent origin, her design is traditional and she is one of the last of her type to be built . . .

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

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  • 08/31/19--09:54: Ped-L-Craft
  • Solomons, Maryland.
    In 1939, the M.M. Davis shipyard of Solomons built a fleet of a wood pedal-powered pontoon boats called the Ped-L-Craft for the Pedal Boat Company of America. The Ped-L-Craft consists of a stable platform mounted on two . . .

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

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  • 08/31/19--11:08: 44th Missouri Infantry
  • Franklin, Tennessee.
    This regiment was organized in the late summer and early fall of 1864. It was commanded by Col. Robert C. Bradshaw, a veteran officer who had seen prior action at Lexington and Shiloh. The 44th Missouri was shipped to . . .

    (War, US Civil) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Solomons, Maryland.
    "The necessity of a light at this point is very great, as all vessels bound up or down the Chesapeake put in at this place during the winter to seek protection from floating ice; and as the entrance is formed by a low sand . . .

    (Notable Buildings • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 3 photos, GPS coordinates, map.

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  • 08/31/19--11:50: Wm. B. Tennison
  • Solomons, Maryland.
    Wm. B. Tennison was built in 1899 by Frank Laird at Crab Island near Oriole, Maryland. Her hull is constructed in traditional Chesapeake log canoe fashion — nine large pine logs, hollowed out and fastened together. She was . . .

    (Animals • Industry & Commerce • Landmarks • Waterways & Vessels) Includes complete text, location, directions, 1 photo, GPS coordinates, map.

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    Solomons, Maryland.
    Screwpile lighthouses like Drum Point get their name from the pilings which were screwed into the seabed to support the lighthouse structure. This cast-iron auger and attached section of wrought-iron pile were recovered from . . .

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

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    Solomons, Maryland.
    Stats Like all Chesapeake skipjacks, the Dee of St. Mary's has a shallow draft to negotiate the waters along the shorelines and a wide bottom for stability. She is constructed mostly of white oak and spruce pine. 56' long . . .

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

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  • 08/31/19--12:19: This flagpole
  • Solomons, Maryland.
    This flagpole is reputedly made from the mast of the sailing brogan James Aubrey. The mast was removed when the vessel was converted to power and used to transport students to the Solomons School from 1925 to 1935. The . . .

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

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  • 08/31/19--12:24: Waterman's Shed
  • Solomons, Maryland.
    This shed was built ca. 1900 at Otterpoint, Patuxent River. Orrie Laveille lived in this shed during the oyster season, from which he oystered on the Patuxent River. The shed was moved by barge around 1910 to Tongue Cove, . . .

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

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