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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: 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 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
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Waterways & Vessels.
 
Location. Marker has been reported permanently removed. It was located near 38° 47.238′ N, 76° 13.17′ W. Marker was in St. Michaels, Maryland, in Talbot County. This marker is on the grounds of the Chesapeake Maritime Museum. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: 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 location. Too Much of a Good Thing (a few steps from this marker); Delaware (a few steps from this marker); Last Bell Foundry

Miniature Skipjack, Spat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 5, 2011
2. Miniature Skipjack, Spat Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Iconic Chesapeake Light (a few steps from this marker); Rebuilding Rosie Parks (a few steps from this marker); Heard Through the Fog (within shouting distance of this marker); The Miles River (within shouting distance of this marker); Hooper Strait Lighthouse (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 This marker has been replaced by the linked marker.
 
Miniature Skipjack, Spat Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 5, 2011
3. Miniature Skipjack, Spat Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 26, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 292 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 29, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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