ISLAND BIRD (log canoe)
|Nearest city||St. Michaels, Maryland|
|Architect||Covington, William S.|
|MPS||Chesapeake Bay Sailing Log Canoe Fleet TR|
|NRHP reference #||85002254 |
|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.
- National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Maryland Historical Trust". ISLAND BIRD (log canoe). Maryland Historical Trust. 2008-06-14.
- "Island Bird #4 – CBLCSA". Island Bird. Chesapeake Bay Log Sailing Canoe Association. 2010-07-24.
- ISLAND BIRD (log canoe), Talbot County, including photo in 1984, at Maryland Historical Trust
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