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

Crab Skiff Pep (Reproduction)

18'6 3'8" 1'

 

Flat Bottom

 
Crab Skiff <i>Pep</i> (Reproduction) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
1. Crab Skiff Pep (Reproduction) Marker
Inscription.  In 1940, noted maritime historian Howard I. Chapelle documented a small flat-bottom, double-ended crab skiff at Deal Island, Maryland. This was one of the many varieties of Chesapeake crab skiffs noted by Chapelle in two articles written for Yachting magazine in June and October, 1943. In 1983, the museum's Patuxent Small Craft Guild used the plans of this boat to build a reproduction which they named Pep. Like most traditional Chesapeake sailing craft, she is equipped with a retractable centerboard that reduces leeway, or sideways motion, in a sailing craft.
 
Erected by Calvert Marine Museum.
 
Location. 38° 19.889′ N, 76° 27.836′ 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. Hooper Island Launch Penguin (here, next to this marker); Yawl Boat (here,
Crab Skiff <i>Pep</i> (Reproduction) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
2. Crab Skiff Pep (Reproduction) Marker
next to this marker); Jenkins Creek Crab Scrape Geda (here, next to this marker); Box Stern Workboat John A. Ryder (here, next to this marker); Whittington Rail Skiff (here, next to this marker); Chaney Rail Skiff (a few steps from this marker); Menace on the Horizon (a few steps from this marker); Jolly Boat (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Solomons.
 
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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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