Howard (skipjack)

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HOWARD (Skipjack)
Howard (skipjack) is located in Maryland
Howard (skipjack)
Howard (skipjack) is located in the US
Howard (skipjack)
Location Lower Thorofare, Wenona, Maryland
Coordinates 38°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
Built 1909
Architectural style Skipjack
MPS Chesapeake Bay Skipjack Fleet TR
NRHP Reference # 85001082 [1]
Added to NRHP May 16, 1985

The Howard is a Chesapeake Bay skipjack, built in 1909 at Deep Creek, Virginia. She is a 45-foot-long (14 m) two-sail bateau, or "V"-bottomed deadrise type of centerboard sloop. She has a beam of 15.3 feet (4.7 m), a depth of 3.1 feet (0.94 m), and a net registered tonnage of 8. 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]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ M.E. Hayward and Anne Witty (May 1984). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Howard (skipjack)" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-03-01. 

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