Annapolis in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Little HES also has a cross-planked, or "herringboned" bottom, fastened at the kneel and chine. Other "deadrise" workboats were planked lengthwise on both their sides and bottoms.
In the early 1900's, when small engines became available,, working sailboats were converted to power to increase their range on the Bay. While a big boat may do well with a larger engine, a small deadrise would "squat" with the increased weight and not make good speed.
Boatwrights solved this problem by adding a "squatboard" under the transom. A large wooden platform (later of metal) was bolted along the waterline, along the prop and rudder. This provided
Erected by Annapolis Maritime Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 38° 58.161′ N, 76° 28.592′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker can be reached from Bay Shore Avenue east of 2nd Street, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 129 Bay Shore Avenue, Annapolis MD 21403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Harvesting the Bay (here, next to this marker); Cap'n Herbie Sadler (a few steps from this marker); Bay Workboats (a few steps from this marker); Skipjack Lydia D (within shouting distance of this marker); Draketail Peg Wallace (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Eastport (within shouting distance of this marker); From this spot, you can see 1774 - The "Annapolis Tea Party" From this spot, you can see 1672 - Providence: Settlement on the Severn (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
Credits. This page was last revised on March 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 11, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 70 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 11, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.