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Potomac River Dory Boat Let's See

26' 8'8" 2'8"

 

V Bottom

 
Potomac River Dory Boat <i>Let's See</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
1. Potomac River Dory Boat Let's See Marker
Inscription.  Potomac River dory boats were one of the few V-bottom workboats built on the Chesapeake that were planked fore-and-aft on the bottom, rather than cross-planked. This type was developed on the Potomac River in the later 1800s for oystering under sail, and was built mainly in St. Mary's County, Maryland. Let's See was built as a powerboat by William T. "Buddy" Gibson of River Spring, Maryland, in 1934. She displays the characteristic paint scheme along the sheer of red, green, and yellow stripes. Let's See is one of only eight traditional dory boats surviving today.
 
Erected by Calvert Marine Museum.
 
Location. 38° 19.883′ N, 76° 27.831′ 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. Leatherbury Sailing Bateau (here, next to this marker); Oyster Skiff
Potomac River Dory Boat <i>Let's See</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
2. Potomac River Dory Boat Let's See Marker
(here, next to this marker); Sewell Draketail Workboat (here, next to this marker); Colonial Dugout or Punt (Reproduction) (here, next to this marker); Two-Log Canoe Bar Dog (here, next to this marker); Ped-L-Craft (a few steps from this marker); Jolly Boat (a few steps from this marker); Benning Crab Skiff (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 31, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 28 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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