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

Hooper Island Launch Penguin

45' 9'8" 4'2"

 

V Bottom

 
Hooper Island Launch <i>Penguin</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
1. Hooper Island Launch Penguin Marker
Inscription.  Penguin represents a once-numerous class of V-bottom boats known as Hooper Island launches, draketails, ducktails, or torpedo-sterns. Many were built on Hooper Island, Maryland, in the 1920s and 1930s; hence the name. The launches were characterized by their narrow hulls and reverse-rake to the stern. Penguin was built in 1935 by Harvey Hurley of Wingate, Dorchester County, Maryland. Owners J.C. Lore & Sons Co. of Solomons used her for general service and charter boat fishing. After 1952, she was converted to a small oyster buyboat, in which guise she appears today.
 
Erected by Calvert Marine Museum.
 
Location. 38° 19.89′ 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. Crab Skiff Pep (Reproduction) (here, next to this marker); Yawl Boat
Hooper Island Launch <i>Penguin</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
2. Hooper Island Launch Penguin Marker
(here, next to this marker); Box Stern Workboat John A. Ryder (here, next to this marker); Jenkins Creek Crab Scrape Geda (here, next to this marker); Whittington Rail Skiff (a few steps from 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 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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