Silver Heel (log canoe)

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SILVER HEEL (log canoe)
Silver Heel (log canoe) is located in Maryland
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
Governing body Private
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 Staff (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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