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

Edna E. Lockwood

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
1. Edna E. Lockwood Marker
Inscription.  Edna E. Lockwood, built in 1889 by John B. Harrison on Tilghman Island, is the last example of an oystering vessel known as a bugeye. Constructed during the heyday of the Chesapeake oyster industry, bugeyes were sailboats designed to pull heavy, efficient oystering tools known as dredges while under sail.

Bugeyes like Edna E. Lockwood had hulls that were constructed out of multiple hand-hewn pine logs, instead of planks. This tradition, influenced by Native Americans and African-Americans in the region, made use of the ready supply of large trees along Bay waterways in the 1800s.

Edna E. Lockwood, a National Historic Landmark, is currently undergoing a major restoration. This project, slated to finish in 2018, will replace her falling log hull and restore her to original condition. As a treasure of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's Collection, this work will ensure that Edna E. Lockwood, the last sailing log bugeye of the Chesapeake's oyster boom era, survives for generations to come.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce
Edna E. Lockwood Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
2. Edna E. Lockwood Marker
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LandmarksWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1889.
 
Location. 38° 47.238′ N, 76° 13.199′ W. Marker is in St. Michaels, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker can be reached from Mill 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. Bugeyes and Oystering (here, next to this marker); Restoration (here, next to this marker); Bugeye Design (here, next to this marker); Skipjack Centerboard (a few steps from this marker); Hooper Straight Light's Twin (a few steps from this marker); For Whom the Bell Tolls (a few steps from this marker); A Mighty Pull (within shouting distance of this marker); Lost Overboard (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Michaels.
 
 
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 79 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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