His­toric Edna E. Lock­wood is launched

Sunday Star - - FRONT PAGE -

The his­toric bug­eye Edna E. Lock­wood is slowly low­ered into the Miles River on Satur­day af­ter­noon dur­ing a cer­e­mony that in­cluded prayers, the sprin­kling of holy wa­ter, the smash­ing of spirit bot­tles, cheers, and a wa­ter salute by the St. Michaels Fire and Res­cue boat. The 1889 ves­sel has been re­stored, stem to stern, in a two-year la­bor of love by a team of ship­wrights at the Chesapeake Bay Mar­itime Mu­seum in St. Michaels. The boat rep­re­sents the last of her kind, and is con­sid­ered to be queen of the mu­seum’s float­ing fleet. She is reg­is­tered as a Na­tional His­toric Land­mark.

PHOTO BY CHRIS POLK

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