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

Leatherbury Sailing Bateau

19'8" 7'2" 1'8"

 

V Bottom

 
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
1. Leatherbury Sailing Bateau Marker
Inscription.  Traditionally, Chesapeake V-bottom sailing craft were commonly referred to as "bateaux," a term not much used today. This bateau was built by Capt. Ed Leatherbury (1863 - 1952) of Shadyside, Maryland, in the early 1900s and was used as part of his rental fleet on the West River. This fleet of sturdy, easy-to-sail boats was later sold to Capt. Dick Hartge. Capt. Leatherbury was a prolific builder of small bateaux and large canoes, using only his eye, rather than working from plans.
 
Erected by Calvert Marine Museum.
 
Location. 38° 19.883′ N, 76° 27.829′ 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. Potomac River Dory Boat Let's See (here, next to this marker); Oyster Skiff (here, next to this marker); Colonial Dugout or Punt (Reproduction)
Leatherbury Sailing Bateau Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
2. Leatherbury Sailing Bateau Marker
(here, next to this marker); Two-Log Canoe Bar Dog (here, next to this marker); Ped-L-Craft (here, next to this marker); Sewell Draketail Workboat (here, next to this marker); Pre-Colonial Dugout (Reproduction) (here, next to this marker); Three-Log Canoe (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 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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