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

For Whom the Bell Tolls

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
1. For Whom the Bell Tolls Marker
Inscription.  Keeper Ulman Owens met an untimely end at the Holland Island Bar Lighthouse in 1931. The official report ruled that he died by natural causes, but his bruised body and a nearby knife made some suspect foul play. We can't be sure this 1,000-pound fog bell came from Holland Island Bar, but it was used somewhere on the Chesapeake and cast in 1886, the same year that Holland Island Bar Lighthouse was first lit.

Learn more about the life and duties of lighthouse keepers in the Hooper Strait Lighthouse on the Museum grounds.
 
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
 
Location. 38° 47.248′ N, 76° 13.205′ 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: 100 Douglas Lane, 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. Skipjack Centerboard (here, next to this marker); A Mighty Pull (a few steps from this marker); Lost Overboard (a few steps from this marker); Hooper Straight Light's Twin
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
2. For Whom the Bell Tolls Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Bugeye Design (a few steps from this marker); Restoration (a few steps from this marker); Edna E. Lockwood (a few steps from this marker); Bugeyes and Oystering (a few steps from 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 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 26, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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