Capt. J. W. Quillen (left) with two hunters on his shantyboat, Sinepuxent Bay (Ocean City, MD) c.1920 Photo courtesy of Dorothy Hudson
Shanty Boats: A Collection of Oral Histories and Photographs
The project documents boats that were widely
used on Maryland's Eastern Shore and throughout the
Mid-Atlantic region for over 100 years. Of these, the
Chesapeake Bay shanty and the Seaside shanty were most
commonly used from the 1890's to the 1930's. Funding for the
project is from the Maryland Historical Trust.
Originally submitted by: Paul S. Sarbanes, Senator.
The Local Legacies project provides a "snapshot" of American Culture as it was expressed in spring of 2000. Consequently, it is not being updated with new or revised information with the exception of "Related Website" links.