F.D. Crockett (log deck boat)

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F.D. Crockett
July 2012
F.D. Crockett (log deck boat) is located in Virginia
F.D. Crockett (log deck boat)
F.D. Crockett (log deck boat) is located in the US
F.D. Crockett (log deck boat)
Location 287 Jackson Creek Rd. (Deltaville Maritime Museum), near Deltaville, Virginia
Coordinates 37°33′10″N 76°19′36″W / 37.55278°N 76.32667°W / 37.55278; -76.32667Coordinates: 37°33′10″N 76°19′36″W / 37.55278°N 76.32667°W / 37.55278; -76.32667
Area 8 acres (3.2 ha)
Built c. 1849 (1849)
Built by Alexander Gaines
NRHP reference # 12000544[1]
VLR # 059-5013
Significant dates
Added to NRHP August 22, 2012
Designated VLR June 21, 2012[2]

F.D. Crockett is a Poquoson-style Chesapeake Bay log-built deck boat, built in 1924 in Dare, Virginia, by Alexander Gaines. The length of the boat is 62.8 feet. overall, 55.8 foot keel length, with a beam of 15.7 feet and draft of 4.6 feet. The gross tonnage is 28, net tonnage 16. The F.D. Crockett was built primarily for freight hauling and the buying and transporting of produce. She is ported at the Deltaville Maritime Museum near Deltaville, Virginia. She is on display for educational purposes and travels the Chesapeake Bay as an ambassador for the museum.[3]

She was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register of Historic Places Listings". Weekly List of Actions Taken on Properties: 8/20/12 through 8/24/12. National Park Service. 2012-08-31. 
  2. ^ "Virginia Landmarks Register". Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Retrieved 5 June 2013. 
  3. ^ David Moran (March 2012). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: F.D. Crockett" (PDF). Virginia Department of Historic Resources.  and Accompanying four photos