St. Michaels in Talbot County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
— Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum —
Built in 1920 by Noah T. Evans, a native Smith Islander, Winnie Estelle was named for his two daughters. Evans was an occasional boatbuilder; his principal occupation was operating buyboats—buying fish and oysters directly from watermen, and taking them to the city markets or two big seafood packing houses for sale.
Winnie Estelle's last owners on the Chesapeake were Smith Islanders Watson Marie Marshall, known as "Shug," and his son Eugene "Gene" Marshall. They bought Winnie Estelle in 1960 and frequently took her across the Bay to pick up fish scraps for rendering, to sell oysters, or to travel to the waterfront fish market in Washington, DC. When the Marshalls sold her in 1975, Winnie was taken to the Caribbean as a cargo boat. Years later she was rebuilt for use as a charter boat in Belize. She returned to the Chesapeake in 2012.
Built: 1920, Crisfield or Smith Island, MD by Noah Evans
Length: 64 ft, 9 in (19.78 m)
Beam: 16 ft, 3 in (4.97 m)
Draft: 3 ft, 6 in (1.09 m)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels.
Location. 38° 47.28′ N, 76° 13.219′ W. Marker is in St. Michaels, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker is on Mill Street east of Burns Street. 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 (a few steps from this marker); Kennedy M. Fitzgerald (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); St. Michaels Packing Company Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Chesapeake Bay Small Craft (within shouting distance of this marker); Smith Island Crabbing Skiff (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Point (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 May 11, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.