The Maryland Dove will be docked at Somers Cove Marina, 715 Broadway, Crisfield, Maryland from September 1 to September 3 as part of the National Hard Crab Derby. The ship will be open 10 a.m.—5 p.m. all three days.
Maryland Dove is a re-creation of the Dove, an early 17th-century English trading ship, one of two ships (Dove and The Ark) which made up the first expedition from England to the Province of Maryland. The modern Dove was designed by the naval architect and naval historian William A. Baker.
The first expedition from England to the planned colony of Maryland was undertaken by Cecilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, (1605-1675), and consisted of two ships that had formerly belonged to his father, George Calvert, 1st Baron Baltimore, (1579-1632): The Ark and Dove.