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

Whittington Rail Skiff

16' Χ 3'2" Χ 1'

 

— Flat Bottom —

 
Whittington Rail Skiff Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
1. Whittington Rail Skiff Marker
Inscription.  Luther E. Whittington built this rail skiff in 1926 for Clifton O. Whittington, who started as a professional "pusher" of rail skiffs on the Patuxent River in 1923. In the marshes, boats were pushed using a long push pole. Two oak paddles were also carried. Earlier rail skiffs were double-ended, but by the time this boat was built, skiffs were being constructed with a small transom or square stern. This allowed for the mounting of an outboard engine, if needed.
 
Erected by Calvert Marine Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1926.
 
Location. 38° 19.89′ N, 76° 27.842′ 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. Chaney Rail Skiff (here, next to this marker); Menace on the Horizon (here, next to this marker); Yawl Boat
Whittington Rail Skiff Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
2. Whittington Rail Skiff Marker
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(here, next to this marker); Marine Railway Gears (here, next to this marker); Crab Skiff Pep (Reproduction) (here, next to this marker); Hooper Island Launch Penguin (a few steps from this marker); Jenkins Creek Crab Scrape Geda (a few steps from this marker); Humphreys Rowing Skiff (a few steps from 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 67 times since then and 10 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. 17, 2022