Lure of the Chesapeake

Lure of the Chesapeake (HM67Y)

Location: Havre de Grace, MD 21078 Harford County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 32.361', W 76° 5.201'

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Canvasback ducks float quietly on the water
The hunter waits
Flocks of ducks appear in the sky, cup their wings and drop down to the waiting canvasbacks
The hunter's ploy has worked
For it was not real canvasbacks that lured the ducks but well crafted decoys

The Havre de Grace Decoy Museum is home to one of the finest collections of working decoys from the Chesapeake Bay area. The museum opened its doors in 1986 and through exhibits, education, and conservation the legacy of waterfowling and decoy making in the Chesapeake Bay has been preserved.
The tradition of decoy making on the Chesapeake Bay is over 100 years old and continues today. Working decoys were made for one purpose, to lure waterfowl to hunters. Decoys were not considered art but rather a hunting tool. Decoy making skills were passed down from master to apprentice with each carver creating his own unique style.
This heritage lives on in the "Decoy Capital of the World," Havre de Grace, Maryland at the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum.
Discover and enjoy this uniquely American folk art at the Havre de Grace Decoy Museum
HM NumberHM67Y
Historical Period19th Century, 20th Century
Historical PlaceOther
Marker TypeOther
Marker ClassNeither
Marker StyleFree Standing
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 11:49am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 406619 N 4377195
Decimal Degrees39.53935000, -76.08668333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 32.361', W 76° 5.201'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 32' 21.6600" N, 76° 5' 12.0600" W
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Area Code(s)443, 410
Can be seen from road?No
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 Giles St, Havre de Grace MD 21078, US
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