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Solomons in Calvert County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Anchor

 
 
Anchor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
1. Anchor Marker
Inscription.  Five thousand pound anchor from the USS Valcour, a seaplane tender and a research vessel. Vessel was stripped for salvage at the U.S. Navy Ordinance Testing Station at Solomons in 1976. Anchor was originally aboard USS Portsmouth before being transferred to USS Valcour.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: MilitaryWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1976.
 
Location. 38° 19.89′ N, 76° 27.938′ W. Marker is in Solomons, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Solomons Island Road South (Maryland Route 2) and Thomas Johnson Road when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14175 Solomons Island Road South, Solomons MD 20688, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Perils along the Patuxent (within shouting distance of this marker); Calvert County (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Anchor (within shouting distance of this marker); Volunteer (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Drum Point Lighthouse
Anchor Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
2. Anchor Marker
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(about 400 feet away); Marine Railway Gears (about 400 feet away); Menace on the Horizon (about 500 feet away); Chaney Rail Skiff (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Solomons.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Spelling on the marker
The spelling of Ordinance, rather than Ordnance, has been used verbatim on the marker.
    — Submitted March 10, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 10, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 92 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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May. 17, 2022