Rosie Parks (skipjack)
|Owner:||Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum|
|Builder:||Bronza Parks, Wingate, Maryland|
|Status:||Operational museum ship|
|Type:||Chesapeake Bay skipjack|
|Length:||46.2 ft (14.1 m)|
|Beam:||16.7 ft (5.1 m)|
|Draft:||1.3 ft (0.40 m)|
Rosie Parks is a Chesapeake Bay skipjack built in Wingate, Maryland, in 1955 by Bronza Parks. She is owned by the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM); her hailing port is Cambridge, Maryland. Rosie Parks was purchased by CBMM in 1975 from Orville Parks—the boatbuilder's brother—and she was the first skipjack to be preserved afloat by a museum. On November 2, 2013, Rosie Parks was relaunched after a three-year restoration.
- "Coast Guard Vessel Documentation". NOAA Fisheries, Office of Science and Technology. Retrieved April 1, 2011.
- "CBMM announces major restoration project for the skipjack Rosie Parks" (PDF) (Press release). Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. November 6, 2010. Retrieved April 1, 2011.
- Polk, Chris (November 1, 2013). "Rosie Parks Relaunched Today". Star Democrat. Retrieved December 1, 2013.
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