Near Sherwood in Talbot County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Chesapeake Bay Skipjack Fleet
Erected by Maryland Historical Trust, Maryland State Highway Administration.
Location. 38° 43.274′ N, 76° 19.877′ W. Marker is near Sherwood, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker is at the intersection of Tilghman Island Road (Maryland Route 33) and Camper Circle, on the right when traveling south on Tilghman Island Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sherwood MD 21665, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. British Occupation (approx. 0.2 miles St. Michaels (was approx. 7.2 miles away but has been reported missing. ); This Cannon (approx. 7.3 miles away); Frederick Douglass (approx. 7.3 miles away); Under Fire (approx. 7.4 miles away); Maritime Legend #21663 (approx. 7.4 miles away); Captain John Smith's Shallop (approx. 7˝ miles away); Navy Point Historic Houses (approx. 7˝ miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Skipjack, Maryland State Boat. Skipjacks are the last working boats under sail in the United States. In winter, fleets of skipjacks used to dredge oysters from the floor of Chesapeake Bay. "Drudgin," as watermen called this process, was hard, cold, dirty, sometimes dangerous work. (Submitted on August 10, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
2. Chesapeake Bay Skipjack Fleet National Register of Historic Places - Nomination Form. (Submitted on August 10, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
3. Rebecca T. Ruark (Skipjack) National Historic Landmark Nomination. (Submitted on August 10, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.)
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia. This page has been viewed 643 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 10, 2010, by PaulwC3 of Northern, Virginia.
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photos of one of the remaining skipjacks while under sail. • Can you help?