Maryland Maritime Heritage Foundation

Goings On


The cover is off and we are ready to begin work on the “John D” at the Firehouse. She is a classic launch with a very storied history.

Year of construction: 1981

LOA: 21′

Beam: 7′ 6″

Draft: 2′

Design: Launch

Propulsion: 30hp Atomic 4

Original owners: Sir Bernard Ashley and his wife Laura Ashley, owners of the Inn At Perry Cabin in St. Michaels, Maryland

Boat Name: John D. (after the designer and owner of Higgins Yachts, St. Michaels) John D. Higgins

Boat Name: John D. (after the designer and owner of Higgins Yachts, St. Michaels) John D. Higgins

Built by Higgins Yachts, St. Michaels, Maryland


Another Boat Moves in the MMHF International Facility

This 1974 Cape Dory Handy Cat was moved into the MMHC facility in Galesville, MD with some member assistance over the weekend for some TLC.

She’ll get a complete freshening up with refinished teak rub rails, fresh paint on her hull, boot stripe and deck as well as a new coat of bottom paint. Her Spruce Spars will also get a few coats of varnish. In a month, she’ll be beautiful again!