Rosie Parks (skipjack)

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Name: Rosie Parks
Owner: Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum
Builder: Bronza Parks, Wingate, Maryland
Completed: 1955
Homeport: Cambridge, Maryland
Status: Operational museum ship
General characteristics
Type: Chesapeake Bay skipjack
Tonnage: 8 tons
Length: 46.2 ft (14.1 m)
Beam: 16.7 ft (5.1 m)
Draft: 1.3 ft (0.40 m)
Sail plan: Sloop
Notes: [1]

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.[2] On November 2, 2013, Rosie Parks was relaunched after a three-year restoration.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Coast Guard Vessel Documentation". NOAA Fisheries, Office of Science and Technology. Retrieved April 1, 2011. 
  2. ^ "CBMM announces major restoration project for the skipjack Rosie Parks" (PDF) (Press release). Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. November 6, 2010. Retrieved April 1, 2011. 
  3. ^ Polk, Chris (November 1, 2013). "Rosie Parks Relaunched Today". Star Democrat. Retrieved December 1, 2013. 

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