Flying Cloud (log canoe)

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FLYING CLOUD (log canoe)
Flying Cloud (log canoe) is located in Maryland
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
Governing body Private
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]


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

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