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Eastport in Anne Arundel County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Three Great Boat Yards, One Location

 
 
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By F. Robby, January 28, 2008
1. Three Great Boat Yards, One Location Marker
Inscription. As you walk among these buildings, imagine wooden boats taking form. Picture men sweating in the hot sun as they plank a hull, caulk a seam or varnish a rail. Envision Navy officers in khaki uniforms boarding vessels for sea trials. From 1913 to 1974, this site was alive with the sights and sounds of wooden boat building. Then, fiberglass construction took over and an important era came to an end.

Text with upper-left photo: The Annapolis Yacht Yard, Inc. (1937-1947, builder of fine wooden yachts, was the largest single private employer in Annapolis. During World War II, some m500 men and women worked here building boats for the U.S., British and Russian navies.

Text with middle-right photo: John Trumpy & Sons, Inc. (1947-1974) crafted yachts that are still prized for their quality and beauty. If you spy a grant motor yacht with the golden "T" on the bow, you'll know you're seeing a Trumpy.

Text with main photo: Chance Marine Construction Co. (1913-1937) traditionally built luxury motor yachts. During World War I, the yard build four of these 110-foot subchasers for the U.S. Navy.
 
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Gateways Nework, Annapolis Maritime Museum, Four Rivers Garden Club.
 
Location. 38° 58.349′ 
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By F. Robby, January 28, 2008
2. Three Great Boat Yards, One Location Marker
Marker is below the window on the right.
N, 76° 28.864′ W. Marker is in Eastport, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker is on Severn Avenue 0 miles east of Third Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is attached to building exterior on Severn Avenue, about 150 feet east of Third Street. 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. The Glass Works (within shouting distance of this marker); Visionaries of the 1960s (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eastport's Old "Main Street" (about 600 feet away); A Tale of Three Bridges (about 600 feet away); Eastport's Oldest House (about 700 feet away); Murphy's Row (about 700 feet away); The Start of Something Big (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eastport's Soul (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eastport.
 
Also see . . .  Website of the Trumpy Yacht Association. (Submitted on March 2, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.)
 
Categories. 20th CenturyIndustry & CommerceWar, World IWar, World II
 
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By F. Robby, January 28, 2008
3. View of Annapolis
View of Annapolis (state house dome on the right) from the piers behind the boat yard.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 2, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,389 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 2, 2008, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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