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Skipjack Lydia D

Annapolis Maritime Museum

 
 
Skipjack <i>Lydia D</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 10, 2018
1. Skipjack Lydia D Marker
Inscription.
The Lydia D is a replica model of a skipjack which made its appearance on the Chesapeake Bay in the late 1800s. The skipjack, with its shallow draft and centerboard, was used primarily to dredge for oysters. The skipjack design was so popular that smaller skipjack-style boats were also built in the early 1900s and were used as crabbing skiffs. The Lydia D would not have been used for dredging oysters but workboats very similar to her design and size were used for crabbing.

Designed and built by Bruce Gallup of Towson, Maryland
Frame is white oak, planking is white pine, and mast and boom laminated 2"x6" and 2"x8" fir
Launched: July 3, 1981

Dimensions:
Length on deck: 25' ½"
Beam on deck: 8'½"
Bowsprit length: 8'
Mast height: 34'
Boom length: 22'

Restored and maintained by the Annapolis Maritime Museum Wooden Boat Crew
 
Erected by Annapolis Maritime Museum.
 
Location. 38° 58.15′ N, 76° 28.58′ W. Marker is in Annapolis, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker can be reached from Bay Shore Avenue east of 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 129 Bay Shore Avenue, Annapolis MD 21403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Skipjack <i>Lydia D</i> Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, March 10, 2018
2. Skipjack Lydia D Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Draketail Peg Wallace (here, next to this marker); Cap'n Herbie Sadler (a few steps from this marker); Harvesting the Bay (a few steps from this marker); Deadrise Defined (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Eastport (within shouting distance of this marker); Bay Workboats (within shouting distance of this marker); From this spot, you can see 1774 - The "Annapolis Tea Party" (within shouting distance of this marker); From this spot, you can see 1672 - Providence: Settlement on the Severn (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Annapolis.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 13, 2018. This page originally submitted on March 11, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 25 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 11, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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