The Ark of Hungerford Creek by Richard J. Dodds, 2017, 12 pp., photographs, paperback.
This booklet follows the story of this most unusual vessel from its beginnings as a lifeboat on the German transatlantic ocean liner Kronprinzessin Cecilie in 1906, to its current resting place on the grounds of the Calvert Marine Museum. Mr. Dodds tells the story this lifeboat and its ship, from being an ocean liner to a troopship in World War I to eventually finding its way to the Patuxent River. It is here the lifeboat and the ship, renamed Mount Vernon, parted company – the ship to be scrapped, and the lifeboat to begin its new career as a land-based chapel known as The Ark.
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