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This plaza was
the Classes of
1958 and 1959
in memory of
who gave their
lives in the service
of their country
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…
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…
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 …
Named In Honor Of
Rear Admiral William Thomas Sampson, U.S.N.
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…
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".
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 …
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…
Captain John Smith and the Jamestown Expedition wrote:
Oysters "lay on the ground as thick as stones."
Chesapeake traveler Francis Louis Michel wrote:
"The abundance of oysters is incredible."
Baltimore became th…
"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…