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A bit of lost history.

The area where this monument stand was a large navy base during WWII. There is no sign of it now so... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2018
bob A
Hidden away but neat to find

They also have two WW 2 ships to see at this sailers monument. The brick walkway has the names of... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Bowie, Maryland
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Reviewed 8 July 2018

The area where this monument stand was a large navy base during WWII. There is no sign of it now so it is left to this lone sailor to tell the world what this area contributed to the war. this is such a nice area...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank bob A
Reviewed 7 May 2018

They also have two WW 2 ships to see at this sailers monument. The brick walkway has the names of the contributors and it’s interesting to see how far back they go, this statue has been here for a long time. In this day of...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Dalesid
Reviewed 17 April 2018

We only found this monument after we went driving around exploring the area. It is actually down the road past the Annemarie Sculpture Gardens. Apparently there was a naval amphibius training location at the site of the monument. Nice tribute but not accessible from the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

The on Watch monument is a tribute to the WWII soldiers that trained here and kept Watch. It’s a small memorial to their service

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank LollysLook
Reviewed 28 September 2016

This monument is impressive in its simplicity. It commemorates the training efforts of amphibious boat crews during WWII. It is located at the end of Dowell Road in Solomons next to the Calvert Marina. The statue of a sailor 'on watch' takes you back to...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank William S
Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

This is a simple statue featuring commemorative bricks honoring service of donors overlooking Solomons Harbor on the desire of the World War II Solomons Amphibious Training Base. There is literally no remnant left of the ambitious training effort that trained tens of thousands of boat...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Hey_Joe54
Reviewed 7 July 2016

take your time to stop by and see this monument. Tribute to great americans who trained in this area.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Writerwife
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

The "On Watch" memorial is located adjacent to the Calvert Marina in Dowell, Md. The memorial and the the historical markers are pretty much all there is to it, but the view of downtown Solomons from the fuel dock is impressive in the summertime. As...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank FredoftheWorld
Reviewed 21 May 2016

A monument with quiet dignity. Sit on the hill and watch the boats, or walk around the marina grounds. Special.

Date of experience: April 2016
1  Thank Ljspahr
Reviewed 28 March 2016

The park was very pretty. Down at the point with the sailor watching the bay. Would be a lovely place to stop & watch the boats and birds. There was a wedding happening when we went by so we didn't stop.

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank travelaroundme
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