St. Michaels in Talbot County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Kennedy M. Fitzgerald
Growing up as a swimmer, boater, fisherman, and hunter, he was an Eagle Scout who worked summer jobs that would take him into a marsh or out on the water. While a student at the University of Maryland; he sailed across the Pacific Ocean as part of the Semester at Sea program, and routinely rousted his roommate with the declaration, "Get up! It's a good day to be alive!" He intended to be a scientist so he could help restore the Bay he loved.
Kennedy, his sister Maggie, and his girlfriend Christine Maier perished in a fire at the family's home here on the Miles River in 2007.
We have added some of Kennedy's books and gear to this traditional waterman's shanty as a memorial to the life of this extraordinary young man.
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Education • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 2007.
Location. 38° 47.274′ 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. Fishing Shanty / Ark (here, next to this marker); St. Michaels Packing Company Warehouse (a few steps from this marker); Chesapeake Bay Small Craft (a few steps from this marker); Smith Island Crabbing Skiff (a few steps from this marker); Winnie Estelle (a few steps from this marker); Spat, Miniature Skipjack (within shouting distance of this marker); From Shipwrecked Puppies to Iron Dogs (within shouting distance of this marker); Sharptown Barge (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 November 22, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.