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

George M. Butler Skiff

 
 
George M. Butler Skiff Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, July 4, 2021
1. George M. Butler Skiff Marker
Inscription.  
George M. Butler built this skiff in 1994 for a local customer. The similarities in design and construction between this skiff and the one built thirty-five years earlier by his father are obvious. With the exception of modern stainless fasteners and glues, George used the same materials, techniques and skills as his father.

The keelson, stem, knees, ribs, and transom are made of white oak - chosen for its density and strength. To these white oak "bones" are nailed white juniper (also known as southern cedar) planks. Juniper is used because of its even, clear grain, compatibility with saltwater, and sponge-like quality which causes it to swell and close seams - making the skiff water tight.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1994.
 
Location. 37° 50.652′ N, 76° 16.539′ W. Marker is in Reedville, Virginia, in Northumberland County. Marker is on Main Street (U.S. 360) just north of Reed Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 408 Main St, Reedville VA 22539, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are

The George M. Butler Skiff image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, July 4, 2021
2. The George M. Butler Skiff
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within walking distance of this marker. The Elva C Tender Skiff (here, next to this marker); Rowing Skiff (here, next to this marker); George Pope Butler Skiff (here, next to this marker); The Lillian-B (a few steps from this marker); Chesapeake Bay Log Canoe (within shouting distance of this marker); "The Save The Stack Committee" (within shouting distance of this marker); Claud W. Somers (within shouting distance of this marker); The Reedville Railway (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 45 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 5, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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Dec. 8, 2022