The Ark of Hungerford Creek is a one-of-a-kind-historic-resource – and was recently moved to safety by the Calvert Marine Museum. Their efforts will be recognized with a Best of Maryland award from Preservation Maryland.

The Ark of Hungerford Creek was built originally as a German passenger liner life boat that then also served as a American WWI troopship. After the war, it became part of the abandoned ghost fleet in the Patuxent River. In the 1930s an Episcopalian minister retrofitted it into a likeness of the biblical Ark and brought it ashore as a summer cottage. In July 2017, the Calvert Marine Museum took great effort to relocate the Ark to their Museum grounds for maintenance and future interpretation. The Museum received a grant from the Heritage Fund to complete the work.

Congratulate the Calvert Martine Museum at our annual Best of Maryland preservation awards event on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at The Star-Spangled Banner Flag House in Baltimore City. Celebrate with us and explore The Flag House with people that love Maryland as much as you do!


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