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The Skipjacks

The skipjacks included here have been divided into those that originally were built to be dredge boats (whether or not they still serve that purpose), full-size skipjacks that originally were built to be recreational vessels (whether or not they now may work as dredge boats), smaller or "baby" skipjacks originally built as pleasure craft and under about 30 feet on deck, and those boats that have been lost since the Project began.

Also included are some three-sail bateaux. While these generally are not considered skipjacks, some have been converted to skipjacks and there is enough overlap that we finally decided to include some listings of those we come across. We welcome any information on further boats that should be included on this list. Please see the Inclusion Criteria for how boats were selected and categorized.

Since some of the boats have changed names since the Project began, any previous names they have had since 2009 are noted. Former names from further back will be found in each skipjack's backgound description, once completed.

Full-Size Skipjacks Originally Built to be Dredge Boats

Skipjack Name
Year Built
Home Port/Location
Status
Other Recent Name
1915
New Bern, NC
Active
1981
Cambridge, MD
Restoration
1953
Cobb Island, MD
Active
1949
Wenona/Deal Island, MD
Restoration
1911
Reedville, VA
Active
1979
Solomons Island, MD
Active
1910
St. Michaels, MD
Exhibit
1901
Worton, MD
Active
1904
Deal Island, MD
Active
1907
Cambridge, MD
Restoration
1900
Deal Island, MD
Restoration
Norfolk
1948
Deal Island/Crisfield, MD
Active
1905
Tilghman Island, MD
Active
1955
St. Michaels, MD
Active
1906
Deal Island, MD
Active
1936
Piney Point, MD
Exhibit
1901
Deal Island, MD
Active
1956
Cambridge, MD
Active
1949
Tilghman Island, MD
Wreck
1903
Denton, MD
Wreck
1910
Easton, MD
Being taken apart
1955
Havre de Grace, MD
Restoration
1906
Deal Island, MD
Active
2016
Madison, MD
Active
1994
Cambridge, MD
Active
1911
Middle River, MD
Restoration
1984
Gloucester Point, VA
Active
1905
Tilghman Island, MD
Wreck
1886
Tilghman Island, MD
Active
1911
Norwalk, CT
Active
1955
St. Michaels, MD
Active
1901
Baltimore, MD
Active
1949
Wenona, MD
Active
1902
Annapolis, MD
Active
1911
Tilghman Island, MD
Active
1904
Cambridge, MD
Active
1940
Ocracoke, NC
Active

Full-Size Skipjacks Originally Built as Recreational Vessels

Skipjack Name
Year Built
Home Port/Location
Status
Other Recent Name
1956
Rock Hall, MD
Active
1964
Deal Island, MD
Active
1950s ?
Madison, MD
Active
Abbie Ann
1968
Talbot County, MD
Active
Ada Fears
1978
Cambridge, MD
Active
1987
Rock Hall, MD
Active
1978
Unknown
Unknown
1984
Canton, NJ
Restoration

Some Smaller or "Baby" Skipjacks

Skipjack Name
Year Built
Home Port/Location
Status
Other Recent Name
1977
Havre de Grace, MD
Active
1962
South Carolina
Abandoned
1970
Easton, MD, and
Tylerton, Smith Island, MD
Active
1962
Parksley, VA (?)
Unknown
2000
Unknown
Unknown
1981
Annapolis, MD
Exhibit
1969
St. Michaels, MD
Exhibit
1967
Oxford, MD
Exhibit

Skipjacks Lost Since the Last Skipjacks Project Began

Skipjack Name
Year Built Year Lost
1954 2009  
1906 2010  
1910 2013  
1988 ?  
1966 2011  

Some Three-Sail Bateaux

Skipjack Name
Year Built
Home Port/Location
Status
Other Recent Name
1957
Northeast, MD
Restoration
1959
Tilghman Island, MD
Restoration
1958
Magothy River, MD
Active

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