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Havre de Grace in Harford County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Nun Buoy

Maritime Museum

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 23, 2019
1. Nun Buoy Marker
Inscription.  Buoys are aids to navigation. Typically, a buoy is anchored in place, and serves to direct a boat or ship pilot away from hazards, or toward lanes and channels. This is a nun buoy, so-named because of its conical shape, like a nun's habit. Nun buoys are painted red, have even numbers, and denote the right-hand side of a channel when heading upstream. This buoy was used in the main channel off Havre de Grace, before it was retired by the U.S. Coast Guard.
 
Erected by The Havre de Grace Maritime Museum.
 
Location. 39° 32.437′ N, 76° 5.168′ W. Marker is in Havre de Grace, Maryland, in Harford County. Marker is on Lafayette Street just east of Young Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Lafayette Street, Havre de Grace MD 21078, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Anchors (within shouting distance of this marker); Aids to Navigation Fog Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Pensell Propeller (within shouting distance of this marker); A Perfect Location
Nun Buoy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 23, 2019
2. Nun Buoy Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Boyer Family Shad Shack (within shouting distance of this marker); Hero's Reward (within shouting distance of this marker); Adding On (within shouting distance of this marker); Did You Know? (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Havre de Grace.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 95 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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