Elf (yacht)

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This article is about the racing yacht. For other uses, see Elf (disambiguation).
Elf (yacht)
Elf Beatrice yachts LOC.jpg
The Elf (left) and the Beatrice in the 1890s
Elf (yacht) is located in Maryland
Elf (yacht)
Location Sassafras River, Fredericktown, Maryland
Coordinates 39°21′43″N 75°53′13″W / 39.36194°N 75.88694°W / 39.36194; -75.88694Coordinates: 39°21′43″N 75°53′13″W / 39.36194°N 75.88694°W / 39.36194; -75.88694
Built 1888
Architect George F. Lawley (Lawley & Son)
Governing body Private
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Added to NRHP March 26, 1980

Elf is a racing yacht built in 1888 by George Lawley & Son of South Boston, Massachusetts, for William H. Wilkinson. She was designed by George F. Lawley and is the oldest small yacht in the United States. She is located at Fredericktown, Cecil County, Maryland.[2]

She was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 26, 1980.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Maryland Historical Trust". The Elf (yacht). Maryland Historical Trust. June 14, 2008. Retrieved March 25, 2011. 

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