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

Chesapeake Bay Small Craft

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
1. Chesapeake Bay Small Craft Marker
Inscription.  Watermen used a wide variety of small boats around the Chesapeake Bay for fishing, oystering, and crabbing. Some of their boats were brought from other places along the East Coast, but most were locally built, with designs that suited to available materials, water conditions, boatbuilding techniques and local preferences. Over time, so many log canoes and V-bottom boats were built that they became particularly identified with the Chesapeake region.

While some of these boats were built for a specific fishery, many many were versatile enough to be used for a different purpose if a fishery declined. Though all of these boats started in commercial fisheries, many ended their sailing days as pleasure boats.
 
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
 
Location. 38° 47.274′ N, 76° 13.195′ W. Marker is in St. Michaels, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker is on Mill Street east of Burns Street, on the left 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
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
2. Chesapeake Bay Small Craft Marker
this marker. St. Michaels Packing Company Warehouse (here, next to this marker); Smith Island Crabbing Skiff (here, next to this marker); Kennedy M. Fitzgerald (a few steps from this marker); Fishing Shanty/Ark (a few steps from this marker); Sharptown Barge (a few steps from this marker); Bushwack Boat (a few steps from this marker); Tolchester Beach Bandstand (within shouting distance of this marker); Merry Widow (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 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 21 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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