Arson at Annapolis Maritime Museum

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An intentionally ignited fire Sunday morning damaged the Annapolis Maritime Museum's Peg Wallace, a 37 and 1/2 foot Draketail that was once used to harvest seafood from the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. (Annapolis Maritime Museum)

An intentionally ignited fire Sunday morning damaged the Annapolis Maritime Museum's Peg Wallace, a 37 and 1/2 foot Draketail that was once used to harvest seafood from the waters of the Chesapeake Bay. (Annapolis Maritime Museum)

A boat outside of the Annapolis Maritime Museum was damaged in one of a fire that investigators are treating as arson.

Peg Wallace, a 37-foot Draketail, is part of the museum’s outdoor wooden boat display and used to be used for seafood fishing in the Chesapeake Bay, museum manager Mary Ostrye told the Capital Gazette.

The boat wasn’t damaged badly; it likely needs “a good sanding,” Ostrye told the newspaper.

Because of an observant neighbor and a speedy response from Annapolis firefighters, flames did not spread to the Lydia D, a 25-foot replica skipjack on display behind the larger oyster boat, or the barge house.

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