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Reedville in Northumberland County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Chesapeake Bay's Butler Boats

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, July 4, 2021
1. Chesapeake Bay's Butler Boats Marker
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The boats in this pavilion and on campus represent one of the important themes of the Museum - life on the water. Each is an example of the small skiffs and larger work boats used in this area by local watermen. The vessels were used for multiple purposes, including fishing, crabbing, oystering, and pleasure.

The Museum owns five boats, ranging from 14 to 42 feet in length, built by Reedville natives George Pope Butler and his son, George M. Butler. These legendary boat builders are responsible for the creation of hundreds of wooden graft which were made to order at the Reedville Railway on Main Street. Their boats are prime examples of traditional construction; for three generations and over 100 years Butler boats have been considered among the finest and most desirable on the Chesapeake Bay. Butler skiffs are treasured by their owners, and Reedville has long been proud of these fine craftsmen. The Museum is privileged to be associated with their work.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
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Chesapeake Bay's Butler Boats Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, July 4, 2021
2. Chesapeake Bay's Butler Boats Marker
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50.618′ N, 76° 16.52′ W. Marker is in Reedville, Virginia, in Northumberland County. Marker can be reached from Main Street just south of Reed Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 474 Main St, Reedville VA 22539, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Reedville Railway (here, next to this marker); "The Save The Stack Committee" (within shouting distance of this marker); Trap Skiff (within shouting distance of this marker); Drive Boat (within shouting distance of this marker); Brass Propeller (within shouting distance of this marker); Chesapeake Bay Log Canoe (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lillian-B (within shouting distance of this marker); Elva C (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reedville.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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