Talbot Historical Society Project Rewind: The Elmira Arrives at Avalon Island

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Many thanks to Dave McQuay for sharing this 1903 Avalon Island photo from his Grandmother Lottie Covington Harrison’s Collection! The pictured boat is the Elmira which was built by Captain Syd Covington for his son Ruley Covington. The Elmira was the first gasoline powered boat in the area and the picture was taken on the southern end of the oyster shell created Avalon Island off of Tilghman, Maryland. Facts: Dave McQuay a descendant of Captain Syd Covington.

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