Island Blossom (log canoe)

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ISLAND BLOSSOM (log canoe)
Island Blossom (log canoe) is located in Maryland
Island Blossom (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 1892
Architect Covington, William S.
Architectural style Tilghman
Governing body Private
MPS Chesapeake Bay Sailing Log Canoe Fleet TR
NRHP Reference # 85002255 [1]
Added to NRHP September 18, 1985

The Island Blossom is a Chesapeake Bay log canoe, built in 1892, by William Sidney Covington in Tilghman, Maryland. She is a 32 ft 7.5 in (9.944 m) sailing log canoe with a beam of 6 feet 7.5 inches (2.019 m). Double-ended, her bow is sharp with a straight, slightly raking stem and a longhead, and she has a sharp stern. The canoe is privately owned by the family John C. North II, descendants of Mr. Covington, and races under No. 9. She is one of the last 22 surviving traditional Chesapeake Bay log canoes, carrying on a tradition of racing on the Eastern Shore of Maryland that has existed since the 1840s. Skippered since 1999 by Corbin Penwell of St. Michaels, Maryland, Island Blossom has won a record seven consecutive High Point trophies for the fleet's overall season winner, finishing first overall from 2009-2015 to top the record originally set by Doug Hanks Sr., also aboard Blossom, between 1981-1986 and matched by Tyler Johnson on Persistence from 1998-2003. 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 BLOSSOM (log canoe). Maryland Historical Trust. 2008-06-14. 
  3. ^ "Island Blossom #9 – CBLCSA". Island Blossom. Chesapeake Bay Log Sailing Canoe Association. 2010-07-24. 

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