Reliance (skipjack)

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RELIANCE (Chesapeake Bay skipjack)
Reliance (skipjack) is located in Maryland
Reliance (skipjack)
Reliance (skipjack) is located in the US
Reliance (skipjack)
Location Knapps Narrows off MD 33, Tilghman, Maryland
Coordinates 38°42′46″N 76°20′7″W / 38.71278°N 76.33528°W / 38.71278; -76.33528Coordinates: 38°42′46″N 76°20′7″W / 38.71278°N 76.33528°W / 38.71278; -76.33528
Area 0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built 1904 (1904)
NRHP Reference # 76001013[1]
Added to NRHP July 30, 1976

The Reliance is a Chesapeake Bay skipjack, built in 1904 at Fishing Creek, Maryland. She is a 41-foot-long (12 m) two-sail bateau, or "V"-bottomed deadrise type of centerboard sloop. Her beam is 14 feet (4.3 m) and her draft is 2 feet (0.61 m). She 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 1976.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Paul L. Teeling (January 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Reliance (skipjack)" (PDF). Maryland Historical Trust. Retrieved 2016-03-01. 

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