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

Delaware

River Tug

 

— Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum —

 
<i>Delaware</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
1. Delaware Marker
Inscription.  Large sailing vessels carrying cargoes of lumber, wheat, fertilizer, and coal, were common on the Chesapeake Bay until the 1930s. With its narrow, winding rivers and shallow harbors, many of the Bay's waterways were difficult to maneuver.

Tugs like Delaware met the larger vessels and towed them nimbly into port or up rivers. By doing this, tugs prolonged the economic viability of large sailing vessels on the Bay. Today, with the expansion of coastwise trade, most freight is carried by tug and barge.
Built: 1912, Bethel DE by William H. Smith
Length: 39 ft, 8 in (12.13 m)
Beam: 11 ft, 4 in (3.47 m)

 
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
 
Location. 38° 47.244′ N, 76° 13.179′ W. Marker is in St. Michaels, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker is on Mill Street east of Burns Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker
<i>Delaware</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
2. Delaware Marker
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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. Last Bell Foundry (here, next to this marker); Heard Through the Fog (a few steps from this marker); Iconic Chesapeake Light (a few steps from this marker); Too Much of a Good Thing (a few steps from this marker); Point Lookout Fog Bell Tower (a few steps from this marker); Hooper Straight Light's Twin (within shouting distance of this marker); Restoration (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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 80 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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