Boating in Maryland

Posted on September 29, 2017 by

A blog post by Graham Humphrey, Visitor Services Coordinator. To read more posts by Graham clickHERE.

Although the first day of fall was last week, it still has been feeling a lot like summer. I thought I would take this opportunity to share some images from our collection of a quintessential Maryland activity: boating. In addition to working at the JMM, I also teach sailing part-time at the Downtown Sailing Center. I have sailed both competitively and recreationally for most of my life on dinghies, cruisers and on tall ships.

JMM 1984.23.2193

JMM 1984.23.2193

I found one black and white photograph (above) of Jonas Friedenwald reclining on a ship’s deck as he was sailing for Palestine in 1914. He was just completing his freshman year at Johns Hopkins University.

JMM 2012.54.65.14

The tall ship Danmark, JMM 2012.54.65.14

The Lady Maryland, JMM 2012.54.65.2

The Lady Maryland, JMM 2012.54.65.2

I was excited to see the tall ship Danmark sail under the Chesapeake Bay Bridge with its sails unfurled and another one showing the Lady Maryland under full sail (a vessel I actually worked on for a season a few years ago).

Me at the helm of the Lady Maryland

Me at the helm of the Lady Maryland

Boating at Camp Milldale, JMM  2006.13.631

Boating at Camp Milldale, JMM 2006.13.631

I also discovered a print showing several people boating at Camp Milldale.

JMM 2012.108.511

JMM 2012.108.511

In addition to sailing, there one was one photograph of four boys walking on a beach with a small boat in tow.

Sailboat, 1942. JMM K2004.3.100

Sailboat, 1942. JMM K2004.3.100

Being a big postcard collector, I could not resist including this last image at sunset of a sailboat off of Tolchester Beach in 1942.

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