Merry Widow

Merry Widow (HM2JZK)

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N 38° 47.277', W 76° 13.176'

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Poquoson Log Canoe

Log canoes built in the Poquoson, Virginia style were rigged as sloops, with a jib carried on a short bowsprit. Built for oyster tonging by Captain Will Knott, Merry Widow was named for a popular musical of her day.

Later, she was acquired by a group of Jesuit priests, who found the name Merry Widow inappropriate and changed it to Little Flower. The priests ran the Little Flower School and used the boat for outings along the nearby St. Mary's River.

Built: 1910, St. Mary's River, MD by Will Knott
Length: 29 ft (8.8m)
Beam: 6 ft, 10in (1.88m)
Placed ByChesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
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Date Added Monday, August 26th, 2019 at 8:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 394076 N 4293951
Decimal Degrees38.78795000, -76.21960000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 47.277', W 76° 13.176'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 47' 16.62" N, 76° 13' 10.56" W
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