Virginia W (skipjack)

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VIRGINIA W
Virginia W (skipjack) is located in Maryland
Virginia W (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 1904
Architect Lewis, Harrison
Architectural style Skipjack
Governing body Private
MPS Chesapeake Bay Skipjack Fleet TR
NRHP Reference #

85001098

[1]
Added to NRHP May 16, 1985

The Virginia W is a Chesapeake Bay skipjack, built in 1904 at Guilford, Virginia. She is a 37.5-foot-long (11.4 m) two-sail bateau, or "V"-bottomed deadrise type of centerboard sloop. Her beam is 13.5 feet (4.1 m), and she draws 3.3 feet (1.0 m) with centerboard up, 6 feet (1.8 m) with centerboard down. 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 located at Tilghman, Talbot County, Maryland.[2]

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

References[edit]

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

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