Magic (log canoe)

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MAGIC (log canoe)
Magic (log canoe) is located in Maryland
Magic (log canoe)
Magic (log canoe) is located in the US
Magic (log canoe)
Location St. Michaels Marina, St. Michaels, Maryland
Coordinates 38°47′6″N 76°13′13″W / 38.78500°N 76.22028°W / 38.78500; -76.22028Coordinates: 38°47′6″N 76°13′13″W / 38.78500°N 76.22028°W / 38.78500; -76.22028
Built 1894
Architect Tarr, Charles
Architectural style Tilghman
MPS Chesapeake Bay Sailing Log Canoe Fleet TR
NRHP reference # 85002260 [1]
Added to NRHP September 18, 1985

The Magic is a Chesapeake Bay log canoe, built in 1894, by Charles Tarr in St. Michaels, Maryland, She measures 34'-3 5/8" long with a beam of 6'-11". She served as a commercial oystering vessel until 1924 when she was returned to her sailing rig. After her conversion Magic proved to be one of the fastest canoes on the Bay, winning the first Governor's Cup race in 1927. 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 National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Maryland Historical Trust". MAGIC (log canoe). Maryland Historical Trust. 2008-06-14. 
  3. ^ "Magic #3 – CBLCSA". Magic. Chesapeake Bay Log Sailing Canoe Association. 2010-07-24. 

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