Cook Shipyard

Lower Choptank River Historic Site

Dates

1742-1788

Other Names

None

River

Lower Choptank

Mile

0.0

County

Dorchester

Cultural Resources: Shipyard.

Edward Cook operated a shipyard probably on Cooks Point Cove, just east of Cook Point, near end of Cooks Point Road, on the south bank near the mouth of Choptank River, Dorchester County.  The shipyard operated from 1742 to 1788.

(Ford places the shipyard on the west or Chesapeake Bay side of Cooks Point based on land records, however it is hard to imagine a shipyard being built in such an exposed area - therefore we believe the shipyard was more likely located in Cook Point Cove or possibly Trippe Bay. )

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Cook Point Cove is partially visible on the right side of this photo.

 

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