Thu, Mar 5, 2020
Maryland in the Age of Sail: Watery Highways
Location: Calvert Marine Museum, 14200 Solomons Island Road, Solomons, MD 20688
Start Time: 7:00 PM
End Time: 8:00 PM (01:00 Duration)
Posted By: Anjelica Eitel
Join Mark Wilkins, Curator of Maritime History at the Calvert Marine Museum, as he explores “Maryland in the Age of Sail”. This eight week lecture series includes topics ranging from European influence to the tobacco trade to the Civil War on the Chesapeake and more, through the 20th century.
Before railroads—and even after—the water was the easiest and most cost-effective way to transport goods and travelers. The Chesapeake Bay facilitated trade and enabled people to get from one place to another on various types of watercraft. The Bay connected towns such as Richmond, Alexandria, D.C., Baltimore, Annapolis and Norfolk as well as countless smaller towns. This talk will discuss the evolution of these ‘watery highways’ on the Bay.
Lectures are free and open to the public.
Printed from the So. Md. Online Community Calendar