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Posted by on Jun 27, 2007 in Gunkholing, Technology | 0 comments

A thing of beauty

The Chesapeake Bay is a beautiful and historically significant sailing destination. It’s also home to the Skipjack, a sail-powered oyster boat known for its functional durability;  some stay in service for 75 years or more.

The Chesapeake Bay is shallow and can be quite temperamental when the winds blow up.  The Skipjack’s low profile and a shallow draft are designed to keep her on the Bay working, not tied up at the docks.  An excellent example of early American engineering.

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