Ida May (skipjack)

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Ida May
The Ida May in 2013
Ida May (skipjack) is located in Maryland
Ida May (skipjack)
Ida May (skipjack) is located in the US
Ida May (skipjack)
Location Upper thorofare, Chance, Maryland
Coordinates 38°10′10″N 75°56′49″W / 38.16944°N 75.94694°W / 38.16944; -75.94694Coordinates: 38°10′10″N 75°56′49″W / 38.16944°N 75.94694°W / 38.16944; -75.94694
Built 1906
Architectural style Skipjack
MPS Chesapeake Bay Skipjack Fleet TR
NRHP reference # 85001077 [1]
Added to NRHP May 16, 1985

The Ida May is a Chesapeake Bay skipjack, built in 1906 at Urbanna or Deep Creek, Virginia. She is a 42.2-foot-long (12.9 m) two-sail bateau, or "V"-bottomed deadrise type of centerboard sloop. She has a beam of 14.4 feet (4.4 m), a depth of 3.3 feet (1.0 m), and a net register tonnage of 7. 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 Chance, 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: Ida May (skipjack)" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-03-01.

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