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

The knees and washboards…

 
 
The knees and washboards… Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, January 17, 2021
1. The knees and washboards… Marker
Inscription.  
Looking at the port side of the Annie C you see "knees" every 16 to 18 inches. The original knees were made of cedar taken from the tree at limbs that formed the desired shape. The knees were fitted to the side of the boats and attached with square cut nails. The wash board is attached to the top to form a platform for the men to work. Drawing below shows how the various pieces where attached to provide protection from the water and strength of the hull.

[Caption:]
Hull bottom made from old growth southern yellow pine logs
 
Erected by Eastern Shore of Virginia Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 37° 42.76′ N, 75° 44.773′ 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); Log Canoe Annie C

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.
(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.
 
 
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 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 19, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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