Marine Railway Gears

Marine Railway Gears (HM14WT)

Location: Solomons, MD 20688 Calvert County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 19.89', W 76° 27.846'

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Gift: Gorman A. Buckler CMM74.521
Set of cast iron gears formerly used to operate the marine railway at M.M. Davis and Son shipyard on Mill Creek, Solomons, Maryland: The gears were originally powered by steam and later converted to electricity. A heavy chain connected to a cradle that ran on inclined rails. In this fashion, boats could be hauled out of the water for repair and maintenance. The gears were acquired by Calvert Marine Museum in the 1970's after the shipyard closed, and re-erected in 1991.
HM NumberHM14WT
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Date Added Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 7:46am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 372033 N 4243610
Decimal Degrees38.33150000, -76.46410000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 19.89', W 76° 27.846'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 19' 53.40" N, 76° 27' 50.76" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14150 Solomons Island Rd, Solomons MD 20688, US
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