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

Two-Log Canoe Bar Dog

26' × 5' × 2'

 

— Round Bottom Log —

 
Two-Log Canoe <i>Bar Dog</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
1. Two-Log Canoe Bar Dog Marker
Inscription.  Bar Dog got its name from the oyster toadfish, called "bar dogs" by watermen. This is a rare two-log canoe, built in Virginia around 1870. At some point, the canoe was converted from sail to power. It had a Palmer Bros. marine engine when it floated ashore on St. George Creek, St. Mary's County, Maryland, around 1948. Little is known about the boat's early history, but it primarily served as an oyster tonger. Note the unusually large logs and butterfly fasteners, added to keep a "check," or split, in the log from becoming wider.
 
Erected by Calvert Marine Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 38° 19.883′ N, 76° 27.826′ W. Marker is in Solomons, Maryland, in Calvert County. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Colonial Dugout or Punt (Reproduction) (here, next to this marker); Pre-Colonial Dugout (Reproduction) (here, next to this marker); Ped-L-Craft
Two-Log Canoe <i>Bar Dog</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
2. Two-Log Canoe Bar Dog Marker
(here, next to this marker); Three-Log Canoe (here, next to this marker); Five-Log Canoe Shamrock (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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 54 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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