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

Marine Railway Gears

 
 
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By Don Morfe, March 11, 2012
1. Marine Railway Gears Marker
Inscription.  Gift: Gorman A. Buckler CMM74.521
Set of cast iron gears formerly used to operate the marine railway at M.M. Davis and Son shipyard on Mill Creek, Solomons, Maryland: The gears were originally powered by steam and later converted to electricity. A heavy chain connected to a cradle that ran on inclined rails. In this fashion, boats could be hauled out of the water for repair and maintenance. The gears were acquired by Calvert Marine Museum in the 1970’s after the shipyard closed, and re-erected in 1991.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & StreetcarsWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 38° 19.89′ N, 76° 27.846′ W. Marker is in Solomons, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker is on Solomons Island Road, South. Located on the grounds of the Calvert Marine Museum. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14200 Solomons Island Road, South, 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. Menace on the Horizon (here, next to this marker); Chaney Rail Skiff (here, next to this marker); Whittington Rail Skiff
Marine Railway Gears Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2012
2. Marine Railway Gears Marker
(here, next to this marker); Yawl Boat (a few steps from this marker); Humphreys Rowing Skiff (a few steps from this marker); Jenkins Creek Crab Scrape Geda (a few steps from this marker); Crab Skiff Pep (Reproduction) (a few steps from this marker); Hooper Island Launch Penguin (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Solomons.
 
Marine Railway Gears Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2012
3. Marine Railway Gears Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 11, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 355 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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