Rover (log canoe)

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ROVER (log canoe)
Rover (log canoe) is located in Maryland
Rover (log canoe)
Rover (log canoe) is located in the US
Rover (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 1886
Architect Thompson Bros.
Architectural style Tilghman
MPS Chesapeake Bay Sailing Log Canoe Fleet TR
NRHP Reference # 85002262 [1]
Added to NRHP September 18, 1985

The Rover is a Chesapeake Bay log canoe, built about 1886, probably in Chester, Maryland by the Thompson brothers. She measures 28'-134" with a 6'-414" beam. She has a longhead bow, braced back to the hull, and a sharp stern. She is privately owned and races under No. 11 in Eastern Shore competition. 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". ROVER (log canoe). Maryland Historical Trust. 2008-06-14. 
  3. ^ "The Rover #11 | CBLCSA". The Rover. Chesapeake Bay Log Sailing Canoe Association. 2010-07-24. 

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