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

Sailing Bateau Witch of the Wave

16' 5'11"

 

V Bottom

 
Sailing Bateau <i>Witch of the Wave</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
1. Sailing Bateau Witch of the Wave Marker
Inscription.  Ernest H. "Dick" Hartge started building boats at Galesville, on the West River in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, in the 1920s. He later acquired a fleet of hire boats built and formerly owned by Ed Leatherbury of nearby Shadyside. Hartge moved to Eustis, Florida, in 1961 where he continued to build boats along traditional Chesapeake lines.

Witch of the Wave, built around 1961-62, and the Wonderful, also in the museum's collection, are among eight similar rental boats, known as the Breadwinner Class, built by Hartge at Eustis in the early 1960s. The word "bateau" is traditionally used to refer to any V-bottom ("deadrise") boat larger than a skiff.
 
Erected by Calvert Marine Museum.
 
Location. 38° 19.878′ N, 76° 27.818′ 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
Sailing Bateau <i>Witch of the Wave</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
2. Sailing Bateau Witch of the Wave Marker
of this marker. Spirit (here, next to this marker); Scoot (Reproduction) (here, next to this marker); Five-Log Canoe Shamrock (a few steps from this marker); Three-Log Canoe (a few steps from this marker); Ped-L-Craft (a few steps from this marker); Portion of Hull, Unidentified Bugeye (a few steps from this marker); Pre-Colonial Dugout (Reproduction) (a few steps from this marker); Power Bateau (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 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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