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

Jolly Boat

16' 4'8" 8"

 

Round Bottom

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
1. Jolly Boat Marker
Inscription.  A jolly boat is a general purpose ship's boat usually carried about deck or on stern davits. This example was formerly carried by the 75-foot gasoline launch Chicago, built in 1916 by the St. Louis Boat Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Chicago was designed as a survey vessel for the Engineer Corps, U.S. Army, for use in the Chicago district. Around 1934, Chicago was sold and converted to a yacht for David P. Allen of Washington, D.C. A few years later, he sold the yacht and moved to Lusby, Maryland, taking the jolly boat with him. The Chicago sank at Alexandria, Virginia, in 1974.
 
Erected by Calvert Marine Museum.
 
Location. 38° 19.884′ N, 76° 27.837′ W. Marker is in Solomons, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker can be reached from Solomons Island Road South (Maryland Route 2) just 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. Benning Crab Skiff (here, next to this marker); Jenkins Creek Crab Scrape Geda
Jolly Boat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
2. Jolly Boat Marker
(here, next to this marker); Oyster Skiff (here, next to this marker); Built for Work — Built for Pleasure (here, next to this marker); Humphreys Rowing Skiff (here, next to this marker); Potomac River Dory Boat Let's See (a few steps from this marker); Crab Skiff Pep (Reproduction) (a few steps from this marker); Hooper Island Launch Penguin (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Solomons.
 
Categories. MilitaryWaterways & Vessels
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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