St. Michaels in Talbot County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Made c. 1950 by John M. Cook
On loan from the U.S. Naval Academy Museum
"...it was removed and placed in the Naval Academy Museum... Somehow some of the midshipmen entered the Museum where the Freedom figurehead was and rubbed their hands on the large bosoms for luck. One midshipman wrote his mother and told her what he did and the luck he had. Apparently his mother didn't agree. She wrote the Admiral a letter, and the Admiral's orders were, "Move it." So this is the reason the figurehead 'Freedom' is on indefinite
From letter by carver John M. Cook to CBMM, 1984
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Military • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1931.
Location. 38° 47.233′ N, 76° 13.239′ W. Marker is in St. Michaels, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker is on Cherry Street just west of Burns Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 304 Mill 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. What's under your feet? (here, next to this marker); Deflecting the Enemy (a few steps from this marker); War in the Chesapeake (a few steps from this marker); Oystering on the Chesapeake (a few steps from this marker); Navy Point Historic Houses (a few steps from this marker); Lost Overboard (within shouting distance of this marker); A Mighty Pull (within shouting distance of this marker); Skipjack Centerboard (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Michaels.
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Additional keywords. Freedom's Figurehead
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.