Solomon's Island

Solomon's Island (HM5NQ)

Location: Solomons, MD 20688 Calvert County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 19.659', W 76° 27.781'

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Originally called Bourne's (1680), then Somervell's Island (1740). It became known as Solomon's Island (1867) because of Isaac Solomon's oyster packing facilities here. Shipyards developed to support the island's fishing fleet. The famed "bugeye" sailing craft were built here in the 19th century. The deep, protected harbor has been a busy marine center ever since. In the war of 1812, Commodore Joshua Barney's flotilla sallied from here to attack British vessels on the Chesapeake Bay. The causeway connecting island with mainland was built c. 1870.
HM NumberHM5NQ
Placed ByCalvert County Historical Society and Maryland Historical Society
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 12:48pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 372121 N 4243182
Decimal Degrees38.32765000, -76.46301667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 19.659', W 76° 27.781'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 19' 39.54" N, 76° 27' 46.86" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 14300 Solomons Island Rd, Solomons MD 20688, US
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