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Mildred Belle

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, February 15, 2018
1. Mildred Belle Marker
Inscription.
Mildred Belle is an authentic Chesapeake Bay "buy boat" operated by Living Classrooms Foundation. Buy boats are an important part of. the Bay economy. They serve as "middlemen" on the bay, purchasing fish, crabs, and oysters directly from the fishing vessels working under sail, and then transporting the catch to market. This allows the sailing fleet to continue to work

Originally built in Odd, Virginia in 1948, Mildred Belle worked the Bay for many years hauling fish, crabs, and oysters to market, dredging for crabs in the winter, trawl fishing and even pioneering sport fishing off the Virginia Capes and Cape Hatteras, NC. Having been rebuilt and certified to carry passengers, she continues to work the Chesapeake Bay, sailing as a "living classroom" for the Living Classrooms Foundation. From March until November, she runs single day and weeklong educational programs with students of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. These programs provide students with unique hands-on learning opportunities and focus on the history, economics, and ecology of the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers, and the Chesapeake Bay.

Length 54'
Gross Tonnage 23 tons
Draft 4'5"
Beam 15'
 
Erected by Living Classrooms Foundation.
 
Location.
Mildred Belle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 15, 2018
2. Mildred Belle Marker
38° 52.364′ N, 77° 0.027′ W. Marker is in Southeast Washington, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on Anacostia Riverwalk Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20020, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Radio Towers (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lumber Shed - Movement of Materials (about 400 feet away); Crane Runway (about 400 feet away); The Lumber Shed Building (about 400 feet away); USS Balao (SS-285) (about 500 feet away); Lumber Shed - Form and Function (about 500 feet away); Foundry (about 700 feet away); "4-in. 40 caliber rifles" (about 700 feet away).
 
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Mildred Belle Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, February 15, 2018
3. Mildred Belle Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 15, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 82 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on February 15, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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