On the 22nd day of November AD 1633
brother of Cecil Calvert, Baron of
Baltimore, with his co-adventurers,
set sail from this port in the Ark and
the Dove to establish in America the
Palatinate of Maryland, under a charter
granted by the King of England, which
conferred upon the people of Maryland
all the Rights of Englishmen, to be theirs
in perpetuity - Rights which the people
of Maryland have ever cherished as their
greatest, most valued heritage.
Upon the site, granted by the Cowes
Urban District Council to the Society of the
Ark and the Dove this tablet is erected,
November 22, 1933.
The State of Maryland.