Feature Image: Sultana loaded and ready to go March 24, 2001. Photo by Lucien Neimeyer courtesy of Sultana Education Foundation.

This Week’s Kent County History Question: What route did the Sultana take from the boatyard at Cannon and Mill Streets to the launch site?

A. Down Cannon Street to the foot of Cannon.
B. Down Cannon Street, left on South Cross Street, right on High Street, then to the foot of High.
C. Across Mill Street then right on High Street to the foot of High Street.
D. None of the above.

This Week’s Answer: B. Down Cannon Street, left on South Cross St., right on High St., then to the foot of High.

It was of course the most logical route. It afforded the widest intersections to navigate the vessel, measuring 50 foot 6 inches from bow to stern. Thaddeus Mortimer Fowler’s Birds eye view of Chestertown, 1907, provides a nice view of the south side of town and the route taken to the waterfront.

T.M. Fowler’s Birds eye view of Chestertown, 1907. Source: Library of Congress.

The Kent County History Quiz is a weekly local brainteaser sponsored by The Peoples Bank. Kent County historian and author Joan Horsey, local newsman and history sleuth Kevin Hemstock, and columnist Kate Meehan contribute to the quiz’s development. Our goal is to create an opportunity for local learning and discussion.

Do you have a Kent County history question? Send it to steve@kentpilot.org.