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

Five-Log Canoe Shamrock

40'8" Χ 9'4" Χ 3'10"

 

— Round Bottom Log —

 
Five-Log Canoe <i>Shamrock</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
1. Five-Log Canoe Shamrock Marker
Inscription.  Shamrock was built around 1908 near Poquoson, Virginia. She has the dimensions of a sailing "brogan," a predecessor to the larger bugeye, but was probably designed as a powerboat. By the time of her construction, few large log-hulled boats were being built. Shamrock spent most of her long life in the Urbana, Virginia, area, although little is known about her history. For part of the time she was used as an oyster buyboat.
 
Erected by Calvert Marine Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1908.
 
Location. 38° 19.883′ N, 76° 27.823′ 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. Three-Log Canoe (here, next to this marker); Pre-Colonial Dugout (Reproduction) (here, next to this marker);
Five-Log Canoe <i>Shamrock</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
2. Five-Log Canoe Shamrock Marker
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Scoot (Reproduction) (here, next to this marker); Two-Log Canoe Bar Dog (here, next to this marker); Ped-L-Craft (here, next to this marker); Colonial Dugout or Punt (Reproduction) (here, next to this marker); Portion of Hull, Unidentified Bugeye (here, next to this marker); Spirit (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Solomons.
 
Additional keywords. Five-Log Canoe Shamrock
 
 
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 67 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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May. 18, 2022