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Eastport in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Arnold C. Gay

Visionaries of the 1960s

 

— February 14, 1919-January 26, 1994 —

 
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By Don Morfe, August 23, 2016
1. Visionaries of the 1960s Marker
Inscription.  A New England native, sailor Arnie Gay steered into the Annapolis harbor on the wooden schooner Delilah in the late 1940s with $7.00 in his pocket and an enthusiasm to bring a sailing empire to the City’s neglected and abandoned waterfront. He opened a yacht yard in Eastport at the foot of the Spa Creek Bridge on 6th Street.

To focus the attention of business owners on the importance of the maritime industry, he paid his employees with $2.00 bills. Those $2.00 bills quickly traveled far and wide throughout the city’s economy.

Through his leadership, the father of our maritime industry paved the way for Annapolis to become the sailing capital it is today that is so much a part of our Annapolis quality of life.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 38° 58.324′ N, 76° 28.984′ W. Marker is in Eastport, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on 4th Street. The marker is at the end of 4th Street in Leon Wolfe Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers

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By Don Morfe, August 23, 2016
2. Visionaries of the 1960s Marker
are within walking distance of this marker. A Tale of Three Bridges (here, next to this marker); Eastport's Old "Main Street" (here, next to this marker); Three Great Boat Yards, One Location (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); On to Yorktown (about 600 feet away); Welcome to Eastport (about 600 feet away); Lafayette’s Encampment (about 700 feet away); Eastport Veterans Park (about 700 feet away); The Glass Works (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eastport.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on March 11, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 28, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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