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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Historic sailboat masts converge in the morning

Each year in Chestertown, Maryland, a group of historic sailing vessels converge to honor the down rigging of the Schooner Sultana, the town's flagship. This year I arrived far ahead of dawn to find a calm sea doubling the number of masts. In years before I was the only photographer there at dawn. Now there are about a dozen, all with the same intention.

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Date Taken: 10.2016
Date Uploaded: 12.2016
Photo Location: Chestertown, Maryland, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D40
Copyright: © Linda Roy Walls