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historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25ZW_classes-of-1958-and-1959-memorial-plaza-a-war-memorial_Annapolis-MD.html
This plaza was presented by the Classes of 1958 and 1959 in memory of their classmates who gave their lives in the service of their country
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25ZN_bay-workboats_Annapolis-MD.html
Over the past 400 years, distinctive types of boats were developed for seafood harvesting and shipping on the Bay. Native Americans made the first dugout canoe from a hollowed-out log. The earliest English boat builders, called "boatwrights", s…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25ZM_harvesting-the-bay_Annapolis-MD.html
Methods of harvesting oysters and crabs on the Chesapeake Bay have changed very little over the years. The internal combustion engine, invented at the end of the 19th century, eventually displaced sails on workboats. The addition of hydraulic p…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25ZK_deadrise-defined_Annapolis-MD.html
Little HES is a classic example of a Chesapeake Bay "deadrise", built for fishing and crabbing in the summer and oystering in the winter. The term "deadrise" refers to the underwater shape of a hull. Little HES has a sharp vee-entry at the bow, a …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25YY_sampson-hall_Annapolis-MD.html
Sampson Hall Named In Honor Of Rear Admiral William Thomas Sampson, U.S.N. 1840-1902 Head of Department of Physics and Chemistry Chief of Bureau of Ordnance Superintendent, U.S. Naval Academy Commander in Chief, U.S. Naval Force North A…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25YX_this-is-an-example-of-ogham-writing_Annapolis-MD.html
This is an example of "Ogham" writing. It is a style of Irish alphabet and writing dating from the 1st Century. It is read from the bottom to the top. This sign says, "Welcome to Galway Bay".
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25YW_sally-wern-comports-shaping-a-city_Annapolis-MD.html
Sally Wern Comport's two dimensional artwork "Shaping a City" on the Newman Park fence celebrates the foundation of our city: the working class, its farmers, its watermen, factory workers, carpenters, other highly skilled tradesmen, and suppliers …
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25YV_eastport-veterans-park-a-war-memorial_Annapolis-MD.html
[Park sign:] Eastport Veterans Park [Dedication plaque:] In memory of those who served in the defense of our country Dedicated May 30 1951 [Plaque embedded in the ground at flagpole:] June 27, 1987 This flag pole is dedicate…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25YU_oysters-vital-to-the-lifeline-of-the-chesapeake_Annapolis-MD.html
1600's Captain John Smith and the Jamestown Expedition wrote: Oysters "lay on the ground as thick as stones." 1700's Chesapeake traveler Francis Louis Michel wrote: "The abundance of oysters is incredible." 1870-1890 Baltimore became th…
historicalmarkerproject/markers/HM25YT_oysters-vital-to-commerce-vital-to-culture_Annapolis-MD.html
"We wasted our inheritance by improvidence and mismanagement and blind confidence." William K. Brooks, The Oyster, 1891 Vital to Commerce For over 100 years, oysters were one of the Chesapeake Bay's most valuable commercial fisheries. Many mi…
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