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Howard (skipjack)

HOWARD (Skipjack)
Howard (skipjack)
Location Lower Thorofare, Wenona, Maryland

38°7′41″N 75°56′54″W / 38.12806°N 75.94833°W / 38.12806; -75.94833Coordinates: 38°7′41″N 75°56′54″W / 38.12806°N 75.94833°W / 38.12806; -75.94833

Built 1909
Architectural style Skipjack
Governing body Private
MPS Chesapeake Bay Skipjack Fleet TR
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP May 16, 1985

The Howard is a Chesapeake Bay skipjack, built in 1909 at Deep Creek, Virginia. She is a 45-foot-long (14 m) two-sail bateau, or "V"-bottomed deadrise type of centerboard sloop. She has a beam of 15.3 feet (4.7 m), a depth of 3.1 feet (0.94 m), and a net registered tonnage of 8. She is one of the 35 surviving traditional Chesapeake Bay skipjacks and a member of the last commercial sailing fleet in the United States. She is located at Wenona, Somerset County, Maryland.[2]

She was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1]


External links

  • HOWARD (skipjack), Somerset County, including photo in 1983, at Maryland Historical Trust
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