Posted by Richard Budden on Saturday, June 22nd, 2013 at 4:32pm

The annual Log Canoe races will be held on the Miles River on June 29, 2013.  Boat cruises aboard Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s replica buyboat are available to view the Log Canoes.  The cruise departs from the museum at 1pm, with space limited and advanced registration needed.  To register or for more information, call 410-745-4941, or visit Talbot County Info

The history of the log canoe is closely tied to the development of the oystering industry on the bay. In pre-power days, the log canoe was an inexpensive craft which could be assembled without recourse to shipbuilders

The log canoe is a type of sailboat developed in the Chesapeake Bay region. Based on the dugout, it was the principal traditional fishing boat of the bay until superseded by the bugeye and the skipjack. However, it is most famous as a racing sailboat, and races continue to be held.

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