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

Spat, Miniature Skipjack

Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum

 
 
<i>Spat,</i> Miniature Skipjack Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
1. Spat, Miniature Skipjack Marker
Inscription.  A fairly simple and inexpensive boat to build, the skipjack became a popular workboat in the 1890s. Built in 1969, this miniature skipjack was a sturdy daysailer particularly suited for Chesapeake Bay waters.

Formula for designing a skipjack
Find the length on deck
Greatest beam = 1/3 length on deck
Length of mast = length on deck + greatest beam
Length of boom = length on deck
Length of bowsprit = greatest beam
Length of centerboard = 1/3 length on deck
Mast rakes about 75 degrees to the load waterline
Masthead lies directly above point of greatest beam

Built: Curtis Applegarth, Oxford, Maryland, 1969.
Length: 23 ft, 3 in (7 m)
Beam: 6 ft, 6 in (2 m)
Draft: 1 ft, 6 in (.49 m)

 
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 38° 47.264′ N, 76° 13.217′ W. Marker is in St. Michaels
<i>Spat,</i> Miniature Skipjack Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 24, 2019
2. Spat, Miniature Skipjack Marker
, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker can be reached from Mill Street just east of Burns Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 213 North Talbot Street, Saint Michaels MD 21663, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. From Shipwrecked Puppies to Iron Dogs (here, next to this marker); Fishing Shanty / Ark (within shouting distance of this marker); Kennedy M. Fitzgerald (within shouting distance of this marker); Lost Overboard (within shouting distance of this marker); Winnie Estelle (within shouting distance of this marker); A Mighty Pull (within shouting distance of this marker); For Whom the Bell Tolls (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Michaels Packing Company Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Michaels.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. This marker has replaced the link marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 25, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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