Southeast Washington in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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.
Gross Tonnage 23 tons
Erected by Living Classrooms Foundation.
Location. 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).
Categories. • Education • Industry & Commerce • Sports • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on February 16, 2018. This page originally submitted on February 15, 2018, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 69 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 15, 2018, by Devry Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.