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

Ped-L-Craft

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
1. Ped-L-Craft Marker
Inscription.  In 1939, the M.M. Davis shipyard of Solomons built a fleet of a wood pedal-powered pontoon boats called the Ped-L-Craft for the Pedal Boat Company of America. The Ped-L-Craft consists of a stable platform mounted on two pontoons and propelled by one or two occupants who pedal a bicycle-like mechanism that turns a paddle wheel. From March through through June 1939, the shipyard built nearly 200 Ped-L-Craft on its assembly line. It became a popular attraction at the New York World's Fair and at a dozen other ventures where the public could rent one for a modest fee. Some Ped-L-Craft continued in use at waterside parks through the 1960s.
 
Erected by Calvert Marine Museum.
 
Location. 38° 19.881′ N, 76° 27.825′ 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. Two-Log Canoe Bar Dog (here, next to
Ped-L-Craft Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
2. Ped-L-Craft Marker
this marker); Colonial Dugout or Punt (Reproduction) (here, next to this marker); Scoot (Reproduction) (here, next to this marker); Pre-Colonial Dugout (Reproduction) (here, next to this marker); Five-Log Canoe Shamrock (here, next to this marker); Three-Log Canoe (here, next to this marker); Spirit (here, next to this marker); Leatherbury Sailing Bateau (here, next to 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 49 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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