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Solomons in Calvert County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

M. M. Davis Shipyard

1885–1974

 
 
M. M. Davis Shipyard Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 7, 2007
1. M. M. Davis Shipyard Marker
Inscription.  1885 Marcellus M. Davis established his shipyard at this location, in 1913 the yard was moved to larger quarters across the harbor on Mill Creek. During the 1930’s, Davis’ yard produced many outstanding wooden yachts which brought international fame to Solomons. The High Tide won nearly every race she entered until she was handicapped so heavily her owner, Eugene DuPont, refused to race or sell her. The Davis-built Manitou (President Kennedy’s yacht one summer) won several Mackinac Straits races until defeated by White Cloud, another Davis-built yacht.
 
Erected by Board of County Commissioners, Calvert County Historical Society, Maryland Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #35 John F. Kennedy series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1885.
 
Location. 38° 19.345′ N, 76° 27.58′ W. Marker is in Solomons, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker is on Solomons Island
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Road (Maryland Route 2) 0.7 miles south of Lore Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Solomons MD 20688, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. J. C. Lore & Sons Oyster House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Chesapeake Bay Bugeye (about 700 feet away); Mansueti Laboratory (approx. 0.4 miles away); Saunders House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Becker House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Solomon's Island (approx. 0.4 miles away); Parish House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Solomons House & Visitor Center (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Solomons.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 11, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,645 times since then and 11 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 11, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.

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