Nellie L. Byrd (skipjack)

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Nellie L. Byrd (skipjack) is located in Maryland
Nellie L. Byrd (skipjack)
Location Middle River, Maryland
Coordinates 38°42′46″N 76°19′53″W / 38.71278°N 76.33139°W / 38.71278; -76.33139Coordinates: 38°42′46″N 76°19′53″W / 38.71278°N 76.33139°W / 38.71278; -76.33139
Built 1911
Architectural style Skipjack
Governing body Private
MPS Chesapeake Bay Skipjack Fleet TR
NRHP Reference # 85001093 [1]
Added to NRHP May 16, 1985

The Nellie L. Byrd is a Chesapeake Bay skipjack, built in 1911 at Oriole, Maryland. She is a 53.6' long two-sail bateau, or "V"-bottomed deadrise type of centerboard sloop. She has a beam of 26.7', a depth of 4.8', and a net tonnage of 18 tons. She is one of the 35 surviving traditional Chesapeake Bay skipjacks and a member of the last commercial sailing fleet in the United States. When listed, she was located at Tilghman, Talbot County, Maryland.[2] Since 2005, she is located at Middle River, Maryland, Baltimore County, Maryland.[3]

She was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Maryland Historical Trust". NELLIE L. BYRD (skipjack). Maryland Historical Trust. 2008-06-14. 
  3. ^ Chesapeake Bay Memories: Skipjack Nellie L. Byrd

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