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Draketail Peg Wallace

Annapolis Maritime Museum

 
 
Draketail <i>Peg Wallace</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 10, 2018
1. Draketail Peg Wallace Marker
Inscription.
The draketail vessel made its appearance on the waters of the Chesapeake Bay in the early 1900s. The name "draketail" came from the appearance of its stern which resembles the aft end of a duck. The draketail was the first power-driven workboat used to harvest seafood in the Chesapeake Bay. The early draketails were long and narrow which enable watermen to achieve faster speed using the limited power supplied by early engines. As engines became more powerful, the length and width of the draketail increased until there were boats as large as 50' to 60'. These boats were often known as buyboats.

Peg Wallace is one of the fewer than twenty known surviving Hoopers Island Draketails, a design that originated on Hoopers Island on Maryland's Eastern Shore
Built of loblolly pine and white cedar planking on oak frames
Powered by a 10-15 horsepower gas engine
Launched: 1925

Dimensions:
Length overall: 37' ½"
Beam: 6'8"
Draft: 2'-4'

Restored and maintained by the Annapolis Museum Wooden Boat Crew
 
Erected by Annapolis Maritime Museum.
 
Location. 38° 58.149′ N, 76° 28.575′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel
Draketail <i>Peg Wallace</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 10, 2018
2. Draketail Peg Wallace Marker
County. Marker can be reached from Bay Shore Avenue east of 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 129 Bay Shore Avenue, Annapolis MD 21403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Skipjack Lydia D (here, next to this marker); Cap'n Herbie Sadler (within shouting distance of this marker); Harvesting the Bay (within shouting distance of this marker); Deadrise Defined (within shouting distance of this marker); From this spot, you can see 1774 - The "Annapolis Tea Party" (within shouting distance of this marker); From this spot, you can see 1672 - Providence: Settlement on the Severn (within shouting distance of this marker); From this spot, you can see 1608 - Captain John Smith's Chesapeake Voyages (within shouting distance of this marker); From this spot, you can see 1887 - The Age of Steam (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 11, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 22 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 11, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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