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

The Logs…

 
 
The Logs… Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 17, 2021
1. The Logs… Marker
Inscription.  
Annie C has five logs. A center or Keel Log (24 inches wide and 4 inches thick), a port and starboard wind logs (about 20 inches wide), and a port and starboard garboard logs (about 19 inches wide) the thickness goes from about 4 inches at the center to 3 inches at the outer seam. The logs are first shaped by eye and great care being taken to produce tight seams the entire length. Half-inch holes are bored along the seams every 6 inches. The logs are blocked together and iron rods are driven through the logs to fasten them together. Looking in the boat you can see the iron rods at the two cutouts. The seams of the logs are marked by white markings.

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Cross Section
5 Log Canoe - Annie C.
Logs are shaped with an adze and then pinned together with iron rods to form bottom of hull. Sides are then built up with wood planks called riding wood.
 
Erected by Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
 
Location.
Display on the <i>Annie C.</i> image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 17, 2021
2. Display on the Annie C.
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. Steering the Annie C… (here, next to this marker); The knees and washboards… (here, next to this marker); Log Canoe Annie C (here, next to this marker); The Cabin area… (here, next to this marker); Annie C. (here, next to 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.
 
 
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 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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