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This is Buzzy's Country Store blog designed to keep you apprised of what's going on at the Store. Buzzy's is a general store located in St. Mary's County, Southern Maryland near Pt. Lookout State Park. Buzzy and Jean Ridgell purchased the Store from Jean's father Harry Raley in 1953. Buzzy operated it until his passing in 2009. His son J. Scott Ridgell is the current owner.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

New Dove

https://www.chesapeakebay.net/news/blog/the_art_of_wooden_boatbuilding_is_alive_and_well

After I had told a couple recently in Buzzy's Country Store about touring St. Mary's City and seeing the Dove, Rich Brewer informed me of the ongoing construction of a new Dove to replace the current one.  I had not heard about that but made a mental note to find out more about it.  (It also crossed my mind that this is another example of  "nothing lasts forever" as the first Dove replica, completed in 1978, is now in such bad shape that it is cost prohibitive to try and patch and repair it.  Hence, the go ahead to build a replacement that is scheduled for completion in 2021.) 

Construction of the new Dove is well under way at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum located in St. Michael's, Maryland.  To learn more about it (click here) and/or check out the following video:

Musically,  here is something from one of the best bands you have never heard of - the Doves. (Catch the theme here?)
 

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