Ocean City in Worcester County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
“The White Marlin Capital of the World”
Ocean City, Maryland
The fish featured here is the original “skin mount”, donated by Capt. Charles Kratz so that visitors and residents of Ocean City could enjoy this “historic” White Marlin for years to come. In 1980 taxidermists utilized the actual skin of the marlin, which was cured, then hand painted after being put on a mold of the original fish. Today well over 90 percent of White Marlin are released to fight another day. If an angler wants a “mount”, they can either measure or estimate the length of the fish and a taxidermist makes a fiberglass replica. This process helps preserve the great White Marlin for future generations to enjoy.
Charles E. Kratz, WWII, VFW Veteran.
Location. Touch for map. This marker is on the Boardwalk near the Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Ocean City MD 21842, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. British Manufactured Cannon (here, next to this marker); Anchor from the Sailboat Wreck (here, next to this marker); Largest Fish (a few steps from this marker); Treasures From The Past (within shouting distance of this marker); Island on the Move (within shouting distance of this marker); Boardwalk Construction 2000 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Blue Crab (within shouting distance of this marker); Birds of the Shore (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ocean City.
Categories. • Animals • Sports •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 337 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 7, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.