Sigsbee (skipjack)

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Sigsbee, Pier V, Baltimore City, Maryland.JPG
Sigsbee at Pier V in Baltimore in 2011
Sigsbee (skipjack) is located in Maryland
Sigsbee (skipjack)
Location Knapps Narrows, Tilghman, Maryland
Coordinates 38°43′9″N 76°20′2″W / 38.71917°N 76.33389°W / 38.71917; -76.33389Coordinates: 38°43′9″N 76°20′2″W / 38.71917°N 76.33389°W / 38.71917; -76.33389
Built 1901
Architectural style Skipjack
Governing body Private
MPS Chesapeake Bay Skipjack Fleet TR
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP May 16, 1985

The Sigsbee is a Chesapeake Bay skipjack, built in 1901 at Deal Island, Maryland. She is a 47-foot-long (14 m) two-sail bateau, or "V"-bottomed deadrise type of centerboard sloop. She has a beam of 15.8 feet (4.8 m), a depth of 3.8 feet (1.2 m), and a gross registered tonnage of 8 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. She is owned and operated by the Living Classrooms Foundation in Baltimore, Maryland.[2]

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". SIGSBEE (skipjack). Maryland Historical Trust. 2008-06-14. 

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