Reliance (skipjack)

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RELIANCE (Chesapeake Bay skipjack)
Reliance (skipjack) is located in Maryland
Reliance (skipjack)
Location Knapps Narrows off MD 33, Tilghman, Maryland
Coordinates 38°42′46″N 76°20′7″W / 38.71278°N 76.33528°W / 38.71278; -76.33528Coordinates: 38°42′46″N 76°20′7″W / 38.71278°N 76.33528°W / 38.71278; -76.33528
Built 1904
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 76001013 [1]
Added to NRHP July 30, 1976

The Reliance is a Chesapeake Bay skipjack, built in 1904 at Fishing Creek, Maryland. She is a 41-foot-long (12 m) two-sail bateau, or "V"-bottomed deadrise type of centerboard sloop. Her beam is 14 feet (4.3 m) and her draft is 2 feet (0.61 m). She one of the 35 surviving traditional Chesapeake Bay skipjacks and a member of the last commercial sailing fleet in the United States. She is located at Tilghman, Talbot County, Maryland.[2]

She was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Maryland Historical Trust". RELIANCE (skipjack). Maryland Historical Trust. 2008-06-14. 

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