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Historic Chesapeake Bay boat spared from fire

Monday - 7/30/2012, 3:20am  ET

DELTAVILLE, Va. (AP) - When fire gutted a museum devoted to Chesapeake Bay history, a unique remnant of the bay survived the flames.

A log-hulled boat built in 1924 was spared July 18 when fire destroyed the Deltaville Maritime Museum and many of its exhibits. The F.D. Crockett was in the water at the time of the fire.

The Crockett is an example of traditional Tidewater log boatbuilding. It was also adapted for an internal combustion engine when it was built in Dare, Va.

The boat had just been listed on the Virginia Landmarks Register.

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Online:

History of the F.D. Crockett: http://fdcrockett.wordpress.com/


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