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Sewell Draketail Workboat

36' 7'6" 2'8"

 

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By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
1. Sewell Draketail Workboat Marker
Inscription.  This 36-foot powerboat is a local type usually described as a Hooper Island "draketail" or "ducktail." It was developed in the early years of the twentieth century and known for its sleek lines and round, reverse-rake stern.

Built at Broomes Island, Maryland, in 1936 by Alpheus Sewell for his song Clarence, the boat was used on the Patuxent River for crabbing, oystering, eeling, and fishing until 1988. By the time of her donation in 1989, she was in need of major repairs. Over the course of the next ten years, the boat was totally rebuilt by museum staff and volunteers of the Patuxent Small Craft Guild. She was rededicated in September 2000 to the memory of Clarence Sewell.
 
Erected by Calvert Marine Museum.
 
Location. 38° 19.88′ N, 76° 27.832′ 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
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
2. Sewell Draketail Workboat Marker
distance of this marker. Oyster Skiff (here, next to this marker); Potomac River Dory Boat Let's See (here, next to this marker); Leatherbury Sailing Bateau (here, next to this marker); Benning Crab Skiff (a few steps from this marker); Jolly Boat (a few steps from this marker); Ped-L-Craft (a few steps from this marker); Colonial Dugout or Punt (Reproduction) (a few steps from this marker); Two-Log Canoe Bar Dog (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 27 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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