From 1907 until 1978 the Tennison earned her living as a buyboat, hauling oysters and dredging on leased oyster beds. For much of that time she was owned by the J. C. Lore and Sons Company of Solomons. She was acquired by the Calvert Marine Museum in 1979 from Alton Kersey, her last owner.
Wm. B. Tennison today serves as a floating exhibit and tour boat and has become a symbol of the maritime heritage of Calvert County. She is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and in 1994 was designated a National Historic Landmark.
Wm. B. Tennison offers narrated one-hour tour of Solomons harbor and nearby Patuxent River, Wednesday-Sunday, including holidays, from May through October. Space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. A maximum of 45 passengers can be carried.
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|Series||This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 8:06am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 372111 N 4243576|
|Decimal Degrees||38.33120000, -76.46320000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 19.872', W 76° 27.792'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 19' 52.32" N, 76° 27' 47.52" W|
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|Area Code(s)||410, 443|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 215 Lore Pines Ln, Solomons MD 20688, US|
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