Solomons in Calvert County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Marine Railway Gears
Set of cast iron gears formerly used to operate the marine railway at M.M. Davis and Son shipyard on Mill Creek, Solomons, Maryland: The gears were originally powered by steam and later converted to electricity. A heavy chain connected to a cradle that ran on inclined rails. In this fashion, boats could be hauled out of the water for repair and maintenance. The gears were acquired by Calvert Marine Museum in the 1970’s after the shipyard closed, and re-erected in 1991.
Location. 38° 19.89′ N, 76° 27.846′ W. Marker is in Solomons, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker is on Solomons Island Road, South. Touch for map. Located on the grounds of the Calvert Marine Museum. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14200 Solomons Island Road, South, Solomons MD 20688, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Menace on the Horizon (here, next to this marker); Drum Point Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Wm. B. Tennison (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Drum Point Lighthouse (about 400 feet away); Perils along the Patuxent Calvert County (about 500 feet away); Solomon's Island (approx. ¼ mile away); Apt Anchorage (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Solomons.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 11, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 312 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 11, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.