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St. Michaels in Talbot County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Miniature Skipjack, Spat

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

 
 
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By Don Morfe, November 5, 2011
1. Miniature Skipjack, Spat Marker
Inscription. A fairly simple and inexpensive boat to build, the skipjack became a popular workboat in the 1890s. Built in 1969, this miniature version of a skipjack was a sturdy, swift daysailer particularly suitable for Chesapeake Bay waters.

Length: 233”, Width: 68”, Draft: 16”

The Formula for a Skipjack—
Find the length on deck; Greatest Beam=1/3 length of deck; Length of Boom=Length of Deck; Length of Centerboard=1/5 length on deck; Mast rakes about 75 degrees to the load waterline; Masthead comes directly over point of greatest beam
 
Location. 38° 47.238′ N, 76° 13.17′ W. Marker is in St. Michaels, Maryland, in Talbot County. Click for map. This marker is on the grounds of the Chesapeake Maritime Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Michaels MD 21663, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Too Much of a Good Thing (a few steps from this marker); Rebuilding Rosie Parks (a few steps from this marker); The Miles River (within shouting distance of this marker); Hooper Strait Lighthouse (within shouting distance of this marker); How the Screwpile Lighthouse Got Its Name

Miniature Skipjack, Spat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 5, 2011
2. Miniature Skipjack, Spat Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Point Lookout Fog Bell Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); Tolchester Bandstand (within shouting distance of this marker); Deflecting the Enemy (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in St. Michaels.
 
Categories. Waterways & Vessels
 
Miniature Skipjack, Spat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 5, 2011
3. Miniature Skipjack, Spat Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 206 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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