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Onancock in Accomack County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Steering the Annie C…

 
 
Steering the Annie C… Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 17, 2021
1. Steering the Annie C… Marker
Inscription.  
As originally build, the Annie C did not have an engine, although various engines were added in later years. As exhibited now, she was sail only and steered by a 7 foot tiller. This tiller was carved using traditional tools from a 10 inch by 4" piece of native oak. A small platforms was built to provide the helmsman a place to stand with steering. The oral histories tell us that the Annie c was a fast boat.

"Annie C made a trip to Baltimore and was to return home to Stanford. There was a steamer in Baltimore at the same time called the Three Rivers. My Uncle, Spencer D. Hall was her Captain. A bad storm came up. The storm was so bad that my Uncle, Captain Hall, told my father to leave the boat there and to take the steamer home to Crisfield. My father would not go on the steamer and after the steamer left he sailed Annie C out of Baltimore in this storm and straight home to the Hammocks. He beat his brother home from Baltimore."
As told by Mr. Donald Corbin and recorded by Harry Holcomb III in Log Canoes of the Eastern Shore of Virginia
 
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 37° 42.761′ N, 75° 44.772′ W. Marker is in Onancock, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Market Street and College Avenue, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Onancock VA 23417, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The knees and washboards… (here, next to this marker); Log Canoe Annie C (here, next to this marker); The Logs… (here, next to this marker); The Cabin area… (here, next to this marker); Annie C. (a few steps from this marker); Kerr Place (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dr. John Ross (approx. 0.2 miles away); Chesapeake Lodge #158 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Onancock.
 
Display on the <i>Annie C.</i> image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 17, 2021
2. Display on the Annie C.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 19, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 183 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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