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

The Chesapeake Bay Bugeye

A Memorial to Those who Fished the Bay and Built Their Boats

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
1. The Chesapeake Bay Bugeye Marker
Inscription.  The first frame bugeye, the Carrie, was built on Solomons Island in 1870. The bugeye was a Chesapeake Bay work boat. It was used in the oystering industry for hauling freight. The bugeye is a symbol of the Chesapeake Bay Heritage of Solomons Island. This bronze sculpture was cast from a carving created for the Calvert Marine Museum by Leroy "Pepper" Langley. a mold was made from the carving by his son, Jimmy Langley, in 1992 , and used to make the bronze casting.
 
Location. 38° 19.451′ N, 76° 27.66′ W. Marker is in Solomons, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker is on Solomons Road (Maryland Route 2) 0.1 miles south of Alexander Lane, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14430 Solomons Road, 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. J. C. Lore & Sons Oyster House (a few steps from this marker); M. M. Davis Shipyard (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Solomon's Island (approx. mile away); Waterman's Shed (approx. half a mile away); The Ark of Hungerford Creek
The Chesapeake Bay Bugeye Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
2. The Chesapeake Bay Bugeye Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Drum Point Lighthouse (approx. half a mile away); Wm. B. Tennison (approx. half a mile away); Calvert Marine Museum's Dee of St. Mary's (approx. half a mile away). 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 32 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 31, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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