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Oxford in Talbot County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Miniature Skipjack, Yankee Pedler

 
 
Miniature Skipjack, <i>Yankee Pedler</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), August 27, 2022
1. Miniature Skipjack, Yankee Pedler Marker
Inscription.  
A fairly simple and inexpensive boat to build, the skipjack became a popular workboat in the 1890s. Built in 1967, this miniature version of a skipjack was a sturdy, swift daysailer particularly suitable for Chesapeake waters.

Length: 23'3"
Width: 6'8"
Draft: 1'6"

The Formula For a Skipjack
Find the length on deck.
Greatest beam = 1/3 length of deck.
Length of mast = length on deck and length of greatest beam.
Length of boom = length of deck.
Length of bowsprit = length of greatest beam.
Length of centerboard = 1/3 length on deck.
Mast rakes about 75 degrees to the load waterline.
Masthead comes directly over point of greatest beam.

Gift of Steve and Alice Zalik in memory of Curtis Applegarth. Maintained in memory of Dr. Nick Flagler.

 
Erected by The Oxford Museum.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1967.
 
Location. 38° 
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41.053′ N, 76° 10.059′ W. Marker is in Oxford, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker is on Oxford Road (Maryland Route 333) east of 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 Oxford Rd, Oxford MD 21654, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Oxford (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1812-1865: Rebuilding (approx. 0.4 miles away); Before There Was an Oxford (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1668-1710: Oxford's Beginnings (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1738-1793: Boom and Bust (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1952-Present: Oxford Rises Again (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1900-1950: Holding On (approx. 0.4 miles away); 1870-1900: Oxford Booms Again (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oxford.
 
Additional keywords. Miniature Skipjack, Yankee Pedler
 
Miniature Skipjack Display image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), August 27, 2022
2. Miniature Skipjack Display
Dedication plaque on the base of the marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), August 27, 2022
3. Dedication plaque on the base of the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2022. It was originally submitted on August 28, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 86 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 28, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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