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

A Mighty Pull

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
1. A Mighty Pull Marker
Inscription.  Handling heavy hawsers was hard, dangerous work on tugboats, but it became a little easier with powers capstans. This capstan used steam from the same boilers that powered the steam tug America's 450-horsepower engine.

America assisted ships in the port of Baltimore and hauled barges laden with coal from 1920 until the Baker-Whitely Towing Company sold her for scrap in the 1960s. On today's tugboats, the job of this steam capstan is accomplished by electric winches.
 
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
 
Location. 38° 47.248′ N, 76° 13.211′ 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. Lost Overboard (here, next to this marker); For Whom the Bell Tolls (a few steps from this marker); Skipjack Centerboard (a few steps from this marker); Bugeye Design
A Mighty Pull Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
2. A Mighty Pull Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Hooper Straight Light's Twin (a few steps from this marker); Restoration (within shouting distance of this marker); Edna E. Lockwood (within shouting distance of this marker); Bugeyes and Oystering (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Michaels.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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