F. C. Lewis Jr. (skipjack)

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F. C. Lewis Jr.
F. C. Lewis Jr. (skipjack) is located in Maryland
F. C. Lewis Jr. (skipjack)
F. C. Lewis Jr. (skipjack) is located in the United States
F. C. Lewis Jr. (skipjack)
LocationLower Thorofare, Wenona, Maryland
Coordinates38°7′41″N 75°56′54″W / 38.12806°N 75.94833°W / 38.12806; -75.94833Coordinates: 38°7′41″N 75°56′54″W / 38.12806°N 75.94833°W / 38.12806; -75.94833
Arealess than one acre
Built1907 (1907)
Architectural styleSkipjack
MPSChesapeake Bay Skipjack Fleet TR
NRHP reference No.85001080[1]
Added to NRHPMay 16, 1985

The F. C. Lewis Jr. is a Chesapeake Bay skipjack, built in 1907 at Hopkins, Virginia. She is a 39-foot-long (12 m) two-sail bateau, or "V"-bottomed deadrise type of centerboard sloop. She has a beam of 14.6 feet (4.5 m) and a register depth of 3 feet (0.91 m); her register tonnage is 6. 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 Wenona, Somerset County, Maryland.[2]

She was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1] She is assigned Maryland dredge number 36.[3]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ M.E. Hayward and Anne Witty (May 1984). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: F. C. Lewis Jr. (skipjack)" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-03-01.
  3. ^ Miller, Cyndy Carrington. "Skipjacks by dredge number". The Last Skipjacks Project. Retrieved 21 March 2022.

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