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Ida May (skipjack)

The Ida May in 2013
Ida May (skipjack)
Location Upper thorofare, Chance, Maryland

38°10′10″N 75°56′49″W / 38.16944°N 75.94694°W / 38.16944; -75.94694Coordinates: 38°10′10″N 75°56′49″W / 38.16944°N 75.94694°W / 38.16944; -75.94694

Built 1906
Architectural style Skipjack
Governing body Private
MPS Chesapeake Bay Skipjack Fleet TR
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP May 16, 1985

The Ida May is a Chesapeake Bay skipjack, built in 1906 at Urbanna or Deep Creek, Virginia. She is a 42.2-foot-long (12.9 m) two-sail bateau, or "V"-bottomed deadrise type of centerboard sloop. She has a beam of 14.4 feet (4.4 m), a depth of 3.3 feet (1.0 m), and a net register tonnage of 7. 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 Chance, Somerset County, Maryland.[2]

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


External links

  • Blog of Gladden Family's Reconstruction of Historic Skipjack Ida May
  • IDA MAY (skipjack), Somerset County, including photo in 1983, at Maryland Historical Trust
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