Virginia W

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Virginia W
Virginia W is located in Maryland
Virginia W
Virginia W is located in the US
Virginia W
Location Cambridge, Maryland
Coordinates 38°43′9″N 76°20′2″W / 38.71917°N 76.33389°W / 38.71917; -76.33389Coordinates: 38°43′9″N 76°20′2″W / 38.71917°N 76.33389°W / 38.71917; -76.33389
Built 1904
Architect Lewis, Harrison
Architectural style Skipjack
MPS Chesapeake Bay Skipjack Fleet TR
NRHP reference # 85001098[1]
Added to NRHP May 16, 1985

The Virginia W is a Chesapeake Bay skipjack, built in 1904 at Guilford, Virginia. She is a 37.5-foot-long (11.4 m) two-sail bateau, or "V"-bottomed deadrise type of centerboard sloop. Her beam is 13.5 feet (4.1 m), and she draws 3.3 feet (1.0 m) with centerboard up, 6 feet (1.8 m) with centerboard down. 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 Cambridge Maryland, Dorchester county Maryland.[2]

She was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Maryland Historical Trust". VIRGINIA W (skipjack). Maryland Historical Trust. 2008-06-14. 

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