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

Colonial Dugout or Punt (Reproduction)

15'3" 2'2" 1'

 

Round Bottom Log

 
Colonial Dugout or Punt (Reproduction) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
1. Colonial Dugout or Punt (Reproduction) Marker
Inscription.  During the early colonial period, boatbuilders were in short supply. As most settlements were built along the Chesapeake's rivers and creeks, there was a great need for small boats of any kind. Colonists, using metal-edged tools, were able to refine the Indian dugout to make a "punt." This reproduction was built in 1981 by the museum's Patuxent Small Craft Guild.
 
Erected by Calvert Marine Museum.
 
Location. 38° 19.883′ N, 76° 27.826′ 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. Two-Log Canoe Bar Dog (here, next to this marker); Pre-Colonial Dugout (Reproduction) (here, next to this marker); Ped-L-Craft (here, next to this marker); Three-Log Canoe (here, next to this marker); Five-Log Canoe Shamrock
Colonial Dugout or Punt (Reproduction) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
2. Colonial Dugout or Punt (Reproduction) Marker
(here, next to this marker); Leatherbury Sailing Bateau (here, next to this marker); Scoot (Reproduction) (here, next to this marker); Potomac River Dory Boat Let's See (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Solomons.
 
Categories. Colonial EraWaterways & 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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