Attached is a flyer announcing our Chapter's 2nd boat tour of the site of the Battle of Kedge's Strait (also known as the Battle of the Barges) near Smith Island, Maryland. The battle was one of the last naval engagements between American and British forces in the closing days of the American Revolution. It was an example of two states (Maryland and Virginia) coordinating resources to attack a British flotilla near Smith Island, Maryland.
The tour includes a boat ride from Crisfield to Kedge's Strait where we will have a memorial service in honor of those patriots who lost their lives in the battle. Attendees from SAR/DAR chapters are encouraged to bring bio-degradable flowers or wreaths to lay in the water in honor of the deceased. Afterwards, we will continue on to the town of Ewell on Smith Island, where we will visit the Smith Island Cultural Center and have a presentation on the battle and recent survey research of the site by Maryland's Assistant Underwater Archaeologist Troy Nowak. After touring the Center, the group will have a Smith Island lunch served family-style (including crab balls, ham, and all the sides) at the Bayside Restaurant. We will return to Crisfield, arriving back at Somers Cove Marina at approximately 3pm. Cost for the everything on the tour (except service tip at lunch) is $50 per person.
Please make checks payable to Mark Tyler and mail them to 500 Indian Lane, Salisbury, MD 21801. There are only 35 tickets available for this tour.