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

Yawl Boat

17'3" 7'3" 2'8"

 

Round Bottom

 
Yawl Boat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
1. Yawl Boat Marker
Inscription.  Chesapeake Bay sailing vessels typically carried a small boat, commonly referred to as a "yawl boat." This was used to help maneuver in and out of harbors, or other restricted waters, or when the wind dropped. This yawl boat was built in Deltaville, Virginia, around 1908 and is a rare survivor. Little is known about the boat's early history. In later years it was used around the Petrini Boatyard at Eastport, Annapolis. Note the two large rings used to hoist the boat on davits when not being used. The engine is a model NL1 built by Palmer Bros. Co. and is not original to the boat.
 
Erected by Calvert Marine Museum.
 
Location. 38° 19.89′ N, 76° 27.839′ 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. Whittington Rail Skiff (here, next to this marker); Chaney Rail Skiff
Yawl Boat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
2. Yawl Boat Marker
(here, next to this marker); Menace on the Horizon (here, next to this marker); Crab Skiff Pep (Reproduction) (here, next to this marker); Hooper Island Launch Penguin (here, next to this marker); Jenkins Creek Crab Scrape Geda (a few steps from this marker); Marine Railway Gears (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.
 
Categories. Waterways & 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 40 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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