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PO Box 97
14200 Solomons Island Road
Solomons, MD 20688
P: 410-326-2042
F: 410-326-6691

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Paul L. Berry Reference Library

Reflecting the museum’s mission, the Paul L. Berry Reference Library specializes in local maritime history, Chesapeake estuarine biology, and paleontology of Southern Maryland. The library contains collections of books, periodicals, newsletters, and microfilm. The museum’s archives contain manuscripts, maps, blueprints, boat plans, tape recordings, commercial ledgers, and historical and contemporary photographs pertaining to the region.

Hours by appointment only:

Richard Dodds, Curator of Maritime History
(410) 326-2042, ext. 31
doddsrj@co.cal.md.us

Robert Hurry, Registrar
(410) 326-2042, ext. 35
hurryrj@co.cal.md.us

Paul L. BerryThe Paul L. Berry Reference Library is named after a volunteer who dedicated his retirement years to serving his community.  After a thirty-six-year career at the Library of Congress, Paul L. Berry volunteered as this museum’s librarian from 1982 until 2013.  He built the library into one of the leading maritime and local history research resources in the region, volunteering almost 27,000 hours at the museum in the process.

Bugeye Times issue dedicated to Paul L. Berry

Consolidated Research Articles from the Bugeye Times

"Patuxent Brand": The Rise and Demise of Warren Denton Seafood

Outboard Motoring in America: The First Fifty Years (Part 1: The Early Years)

Outboard Motoring in America: The First Fifty Years (Part 2: From a Depression Era Struggle for Survival to Postwar Booming Sales and Innovation)

Drum Point Lighthouse - Its Origins Revisited

Cove Point Lighthouse: Sentinel on Calvert's Cliffs

Dredging up the Past: When Oysters Weren't Almost History

Southern Maryland in Deep Time - A Brief History of Our Geology, Part III: "A Tale of Two Impacts"

Southern Maryland in Deep Time - A Brief History of Our Geology, Part IV: Plate Tectonics on the Modern Earth

Southern Maryland in Deep Time: A Brief History of Our Geology, Part V: Out of Africa - The Grand Voyage

Wm. B. Tennison - A Century of Service as Bugeye, Buyboat, and Tour Boat

Atlantic Sturgeon: Ghosts from the Past

How Things Have Changed: Solomons During the 20th Century, Part I - 1900-1949

How Things Have Changed: Solomons During the 20th Century, Part II - 1950-2000

The War of 1812 on the Patuxent: Gunboats at St. Leonard's Town

Moving a Lighthouse: A Brief History of the Efforts to Restore Drum Point Lighthouse

Other Articles

Tankers in the Patuxent

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