Silver Heel (log canoe)

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SILVER HEEL (log canoe)
Silver Heel (log canoe) is located in Maryland
Silver Heel (log canoe)
Silver Heel (log canoe) is located in the US
Silver Heel (log canoe)
Nearest city Chestertown, Maryland
Coordinates 39°7′45″N 76°5′50″W / 39.12917°N 76.09722°W / 39.12917; -76.09722Coordinates: 39°7′45″N 76°5′50″W / 39.12917°N 76.09722°W / 39.12917; -76.09722
Built 1902
Architect Thompson,Eugene
Architectural style Tilghman
MPS Chesapeake Bay Sailing Log Canoe Fleet TR
NRHP Reference # 85002249 [1]
Added to NRHP September 18, 1985

The Silver Heel is a Chesapeake Bay log canoe, built in 1902, in Kent County, Maryland by Eugene Thompson for John Wesley Dickinson. She is a 33'-1134" sailing log canoe in the racing fleet. She has a beam of 7'-3/4". She has a clipper bow, with the longhead braced to serve as a bowsprit, and a straight, raking stern. The canoe is privately owned and races under No. 2. 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 Chestertown, Kent 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". SILVER HEEL (log canoe). Maryland Historical Trust. 2008-06-14. 
  3. ^ "Silver Heel #2 – CBLCSA". Silver Heel. Chesapeake Bay Log Sailing Canoe Association. 2010-07-24. 

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