Flying Cloud (log canoe)

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FLYING CLOUD (log canoe)
Flying Cloud (log canoe) is located in Maryland
Flying Cloud (log canoe)
Flying Cloud (log canoe) is located in USA
Flying Cloud (log canoe)
Nearest city Wittman, Maryland
Coordinates 38°46′48″N 76°17′23″W / 38.78000°N 76.28972°W / 38.78000; -76.28972Coordinates: 38°46′48″N 76°17′23″W / 38.78000°N 76.28972°W / 38.78000; -76.28972
Built 1932
Architect Harrison,John B.
Architectural style Tilghman
MPS Chesapeake Bay Sailing Log Canoe Fleet TR
NRHP Reference # 85002263 [1]
Added to NRHP September 18, 1985

The Flying Cloud is a Chesapeake Bay log canoe, built in 1932, by John B. Harrison in Tilghman, Maryland. She is built with carvel-fitted rising planks, a clipper bow, and a sharp stern. She is unusual for having been originally built with a square stern, but it was modified later in order to compete in the Govoner's Cup race. She measures 34'-11" long with a beam of 8'-8½". The boat is privately owned and races under the No. 22. She one of the last 22 surviving traditional Chesapeake Bay racing log canoes that carry on a tradition of racing on the Eastern Shore of Maryland that has existed since the 1840s. She is located at Wittman, Talbot County, Maryland.[2]

She was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Staff (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Maryland Historical Trust". FLYING CLOUD (log canoe). Maryland Historical Trust. 2008-06-14. 

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