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

Humphreys Rowing Skiff

12'6" 4'2" 6

 

Flat Bottom

 
Humphreys Rowing Skiff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
1. Humphreys Rowing Skiff Marker
Inscription.  Flat-bottom skiffs offer the advantage of simple design and low cost construction. This skiff was built around 1928 by Harry Humphreys of Rousby Hall, Maryland, a carpenter at M. M. Davis & Son shipyard, who intended it for local transportation and general use. Travel by water at this time was sometimes easier than using the poor quality roads. Like many rowing skiffs, it was sometimes fitted with an outboard engine when the need arose.
 
Erected by Calvert Marine Museum.
 
Location. 38° 19.884′ N, 76° 27.842′ W. Marker is in Solomons, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker can be reached from Solomons Island Road South (Maryland Route 2) south of Thomas Johnson Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14200 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. Built for Work — Built for Pleasure (here, next to this marker); Jenkins Creek Crab Scrape Geda (here, next to this marker); Benning Crab Skiff (here, next to this marker); Jolly Boat
Humphreys Rowing Skiff Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
2. Humphreys Rowing Skiff Marker
(here, next to this marker); Whittington Rail Skiff (a few steps from this marker); Chaney Rail Skiff (a few steps from this marker); Yawl Boat (a few steps from this marker); Marine Railway Gears (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Solomons.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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