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

Solomon's Island

Solomon's Island Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tom Fuchs, July 1, 2008
1. Solomon's Island Marker
Inscription.  Originally called Bourne's (1680), then Somervell's Island (1740). It became known as Solomon's Island (1867) because of Isaac Solomon's oyster packing facilities here. Shipyards developed to support the island's fishing fleet. The famed "bugeye" sailing craft were built here in the 19th century. The deep, protected harbor has been a busy marine center ever since. In the war of 1812, Commodore Joshua Barney's flotilla sallied from here to attack British vessels on the Chesapeake Bay. The causeway connecting island with mainland was built c. 1870.
Erected by Calvert County Historical Society and Maryland Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesWar of 1812. A significant historical year for this entry is 1812.
Location. 38° 19.659′ N, 76° 27.781′ W. Marker is in Solomons, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker is on Solomons Island Road 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. Waterman's Shed (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Ark of Hungerford Creek
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); Drum Point Lighthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); Calvert Marine Museum's Dee of St. Mary's (approx. ¼ mile away); Wm. B. Tennison (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Wm. B. Tennison (approx. ¼ mile away); Welcome to Drum Point Lighthouse (approx. ¼ mile away); The Business End of a Screwpile (approx. ¼ mile 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 July 7, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,081 times since then and 48 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 7, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.

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