Adam’s Floating Boat Theatre

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While doing research on Maryland Movie theatres, namely on the Eastern Shore, I kept coming up with references and a few ads for the ” Adams Floating Boat Theatre”, also known as simply the “Floating Boat Theatre”.  I ‘ve found several websites on the old floating theatre barge, but we figured it couldn’t hurt to include it on Kilduff’s, as the theatre docked in many Ports along the Chesapeake and called Baltimore it’s Home Port for a while. A book entitled  ‘ This Was Chesapeake Bay , by Robert H. Burgess which came out on the early 1960’s gave this description of the old Adams. It had been built in 1914 , built plain to withstand the weather of the Chesapeake Bay, and could seat 700, complete with box seats and balcony.  It was towed to the Ports of Call by two powerboats, the Elk and the Trouper.The barge would dock in Elizabeth City,  North Carolina when it was on off season. The show Boat burned in 1941.

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