Eastport in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Start of Something Big
After Heller died in 1916, his son Henry ran the yard. Over the next twenty years, traditional wooden workboats like skipjacks, bugeyes, and pungy schooners slowly disappeared from the Chesapeake Bay. When Henry died in 1936, the yard closed.
Later, modern boatyards moved into the area. Notice the machiner now used to haul boats from the water to get them "on the hard" for service and repairs. Text with upper left photo: Marine railways were used to haul boats ashore for repairs.
Text with main photo: In the foreground, a skipjack has been raised from the water on the marine railway. Two others are "on the hard" beyond.
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network, Annapolis Maritime Museum, Four Rivers Garden Club.
Location. 38° 58.504′ N, 76° 28.832′ W. Marker is in Eastport, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on First Street 0.1 miles from Severn Avenue, on Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Annapolis MD 21403, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eastport's Oldest House ( about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Glass Works ( about 800 feet away); Murphy's Row ( approx. 0.2 miles away); Three Great Boat Yards, One Location ( approx. 0.2 miles away); The Fort at Horn Point ( approx. ¼ mile away); Eastport's Old "Main Street" ( approx. ¼ mile away); A Tale of Three Bridges ( approx. ¼ mile away); Visionaries of the 1960s ( approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eastport.
Categories. • 20th Century • Industry & Commerce • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 24, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 800 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 24, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.