Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Zahnisers in:
 • Middleham Cemetery
 • Lusby
 • Calvert County
 • Maryland
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Sponsor This Memorial! Advertisement

Changes are coming to Find A Grave. See a preview now.

Albert Wright Zahniser, II
Learn about removing the ads from this memorial...
Birth: Nov. 1, 1907
Essex County
New Jersey, USA
Death: Jan. 13, 1985
Prince Frederick
Calvert County
Maryland, USA

The lifeboat racing emblem refers to a time back in the 1920s and 30s when they actually raced these boats in the harbor in New York City. Google this subject and you'll find films of many events. During the same period, some mothballed passenger liners were tied up in the lower Patuxent River and were called 'the Ghost Fleet'. The Calvert Marine Museum in Solomons, Md. has an excellent reference book on this subject.
And there lies the connection but you'll have to read the book or surf the 'net to get all the details - way too much to tell here! Each and every year at the Zahniser yacht yard in Solomons, the Wm. B. Tennison is taken into drydock and given a complete physical exam. Old time techniques are then melded with modern technology and whatever needs attention get repaired or restored. Sometimes new stuff is added. This boat is the oldest of its kind licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard to carry passengers, which it does regularly for the Calvert Marine Museum which owns it. 
Family links: 
  Anna Catherine Lore Zahniser (1909 - 1992)*
*Calculated relationship
Middleham Cemetery
Calvert County
Maryland, USA
Created by: Fred Sanford
Record added: Apr 06, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67996781
Albert Wright Zahniser, II
Added by: Fred Sanford
Albert Wright Zahniser, II
Added by: Fred Sanford
Albert Wright Zahniser, II
Added by: Fred Sanford
There are 2 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


Privacy Statement and Terms of Service