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

Merry Widow

Poquoson Log Canoe

 
 
<i>Merry Widow</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), August 24, 2019
1. Merry Widow Marker
Inscription.  
Log canoes built in the Poquoson, Virginia style were rigged as sloops, with a jib carried on a short bowsprit. Built for oyster tonging by Captain Will Knott, Merry Widow was named for a popular musical of her day.

Later, she was acquired by a group of Jesuit priests, who found the name Merry Widow inappropriate and changed it to Little Flower. The priests ran the Little Flower School and used the boat for outings along the nearby St. Mary's River.
Built: 1910, St. Mary's River, MD by Will Knott
Length: 29 ft (8.8m)
Beam: 6 ft, 10in (1.88m)

 
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsChurches & ReligionEducationWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
 
Location. 38° 47.277′ N, 76° 13.176′ W. Marker is in St. Michaels, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker is on Mill Street east of Burns Street, on the left when
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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. Bushwack Boat (a few steps from this marker); Sharptown Barge (a few steps from this marker); Smith Island Crabbing Skiff (within shouting distance of this marker); Chesapeake Bay Small Craft (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Michaels Packing Company Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Tolchester Beach Bandstand (within shouting distance of this marker); Thor, Pilothouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Point Lookout Fog Bell Tower (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Michaels.
 
Additional keywords. Merry Widow
 
<i>Merry Widow</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), August 24, 2019
2. Merry Widow Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 105 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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