Island Bird (log canoe)

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ISLAND BIRD (log canoe)
Island Bird (log canoe) is located in Maryland
Island Bird (log canoe)
Nearest city St. Michaels, Maryland
Coordinates 38°48′0″N 76°13′10″W / 38.80000°N 76.21944°W / 38.80000; -76.21944Coordinates: 38°48′0″N 76°13′10″W / 38.80000°N 76.21944°W / 38.80000; -76.21944
Built 1882
Architect Covington, William S.
Architectural style Tilghman
MPS Chesapeake Bay Sailing Log Canoe Fleet TR
NRHP Reference # 85002254 [1]
Added to NRHP September 18, 1985

The Island Bird is a Chesapeake Bay log canoe, built in 1882, by William Sidney Covington in Tilghman, Maryland. She is a 27 ft 4 in (8.33 m) sailing log canoe with a racing rig, a sharp stem with a longhead bow, and a sharp, raking stern. She is one of the smallest boats in the active racing fleet, with a beam of only 5 ft 6.5 in (1.689 m). The boat is privately owned by the descendants of Mr. Covington and has been racing every season since 1949. 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 St. Michaels, Talbot County, Maryland.[2][3]

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


  1. ^ a b Staff (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Maryland Historical Trust". ISLAND BIRD (log canoe). Maryland Historical Trust. 2008-06-14. 
  3. ^ "Island Bird #4 – CBLCSA". Island Bird. Chesapeake Bay Log Sailing Canoe Association. 2010-07-24. 

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