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

Spirit

22' 7'

 

Round Bottom

 
<i>Spirit</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
1. Spirit Marker
Inscription.  Spirit was designed and built by Ernest H. "Dick" Hartge at Eustis, Florida, in 1976. Dick Hartge was originally from Galesville, Maryland, where he built many of the well-known Chesapeake 20s. Spirit resembles a Chesapeake 20 but with a sharp stern which makes her 22 feet.

Hartge built his first boat in the 1920s and continued to build in the Chesapeake-style even after moving to Florida in 1961. He built Spirit in 1976 by first creating a wooden half-model of the proposed boat, scaling-up the dimensions to build the full-sized version. Her hull is strip-planked in North Carolina juniper. Spirit was donated to the Calvert Marine Museum in 2013 by Jane Hartge, and restored by the volunteers of the Patuxent Small Craft Guild over the next year.
 
Erected by Calvert Marine Museum.
 
Location. 38° 19.879′ N, 76° 27.823′ W. Marker is in Solomons, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker can be reached from Solomons Island Road South (Maryland Route 2) just south of Thomas Johnson Road, on the
<i>Spirit</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
2. Spirit Marker
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. Scoot (Reproduction) (here, next to this marker); Ped-L-Craft (here, next to this marker); Five-Log Canoe Shamrock (here, next to this marker); Three-Log Canoe (here, next to this marker); Two-Log Canoe Bar Dog (here, next to this marker); Sailing Bateau Witch of the Wave (here, next to this marker); Pre-Colonial Dugout (Reproduction) (here, next to this marker); Colonial Dugout or Punt (Reproduction) (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 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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