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St. Michaels in Talbot County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Navy Point Historic Houses

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

 
 
Navy Point Historic Houses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
1. Navy Point Historic Houses Marker
Inscription.  Higgins, Dodson, and Eagle houses have looked out over the St. Michaels waterfront for well over a century. When they were built, the harbor was full of workboats, from oyster tonging skiffs and canoes to large commercial sailing vessels. Between 1876 and 1891, the twice-weekly arrival of the steamboat from Baltimore spurred a flurry of activity.

The steamboat was a sign of things to come. By 1886, the owners of these houses were living elsewhere so they could rent their former homes to tourists and summer boarders. Ultimately, the character of the boat traffic in St. Michaels would change as well.

Today, the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum preserves these historic waterfront houses as administrative offices.

Higgins House
(c. 1851-1861)

Dodson House
(c. 1851-1861)

Eagle House
(c. 1877-1891)

 
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable BuildingsWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location.
Navy Point Historic Houses Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
2. Navy Point Historic Houses Marker
38° 47.232′ N, 76° 13.25′ W. Marker is in St. Michaels, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker is on Cherry Street just east of Burns Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 213 North Talbot Street, Saint Michaels MD 21663, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Freedom's Figurehead (a few steps from this marker); What's under your feet? (a few steps from this marker); Oystering on the Chesapeake (a few steps from this marker); Deflecting the Enemy (a few steps from this marker); War in the Chesapeake (a few steps from this marker); Shallop (within shouting distance of this marker); Lost Overboard (within shouting distance of this marker); A Mighty Pull (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Michaels.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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