“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Solomons in Calvert County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Solomon's Island

Solomon's Island Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tom Fuchs, July 1, 2008
1. Solomon's Island Marker
Inscription. Originally called Bourne's (1680), then Somervell's Island (1740). It became known as Solomon's Island (1867) because of Isaac Solomon's oyster packing facilities here. Shipyards developed to support the island's fishing fleet. The famed "bugeye" sailing craft were built here in the 19th century. The deep, protected harbor has been a busy marine center ever since. In the war of 1812, Commodore Joshua Barney's flotilla sallied from here to attack British vessels on the Chesapeake Bay. The causeway connecting island with mainland was built c. 1870.
Erected by Calvert County Historical Society and Maryland Historical Society.
Location. 38° 19.659′ N, 76° 27.781′ W. Marker is in Solomons, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker is on Solomons Island Road South. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Solomons MD 20688, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Drum Point Lighthouse (approx. mile away); Wm. B. Tennison (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Drum Point Lighthouse (approx. mile away); J. C. Lore & Sons Oyster House (approx. mile away); Marine Railway Gears (approx. mile away); Menace on the Horizon (approx. mile away); Calvert County (approx. 0.3 miles away); Perils along the Patuxent (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Solomons.
Categories. Notable PlacesWar of 1812
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,776 times since then and 26 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on July 7, 2008, by Tom Fuchs of Greenbelt, Maryland.
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