Skipjack Martha Lewis

Skipjack Martha Lewis Chesapeake Heritage Conservancy owns and operates the Skipjack Martha Lewis
Chesapeake Heritage Conservancy is a 501 c 3 corporation
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Skipjack Martha Lewis was built in 1955 in Wingate, MD by Bronza Parks along with 2 other Skipjacks Rosie Parks and Lady Katie - they are known as the Three Sisters. Whether aboard the Martha Lewis for a public sail or for a school field trip - this majestic vessel will transport you to a time when thousands of these vessels sailed the Chesapeake Bay

Mission: To promote and preserve historic Chesapeake Bay watercraft and to educate the public in the heritage of the Chesapeake Bay. And further, to promote and assist scientific research and to gather scientific information on preserving the plants and animals in the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries.

01/27/2019

Martha is in the midst of her facelift. Can't wait to see the finished project!

06/26/2018

We are asking for your help: Thursday, June 28th at the Havre de Grace Marine Center
We are looking for help painting the push boat. If you can assist us please meet Dennie Taylor at 6pm
Thank you in advance

Current fundraiser-Gift Card Raffle
04/07/2018

Current fundraiser-Gift Card Raffle

Martha has her own book!Written by Randolph "Randy" GeorgeOrder your copy today - all proceeds benefit the Skipjack Mart...
07/20/2017
Memoir of a Skipjack

Martha has her own book!
Written by Randolph "Randy" George
Order your copy today - all proceeds benefit the Skipjack Martha Lewis

Skipjacks remind us of an age when a robust oyster industry enabled a unique way of life along the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. These graceful boats take us back to the waterside hamlets where sturdy folk built and tended the vessels of a fishing industry now nearly faded from view. In 1993 Dr. ...

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07/11/2017
Skipjack Martha Lewis

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07/07/2017

We are very excited to announce that the Chesapeake Heritage Conservancy has received a $15,000 grant from the The Dresher Foundation toward the restorations of the Skipjack Martha Lewis

We are very happy to announce that Chesapeake Heritage Conservancy we recently awarded a Maryland Heritage Areas Authori...
07/07/2017

We are very happy to announce that Chesapeake Heritage Conservancy we recently awarded a Maryland Heritage Areas Authority grant for the completion of the restoration of the Skipjack Martha Lewis in the amount of $40,500.00

Getting closer every day!! The picture in the Sun is an old one.  Martha's bottom has been completely repaired/replaced ...
06/23/2017
Despite questions, Havre de Grace continues financial support for skipjack

Getting closer every day!! The picture in the Sun is an old one. Martha's bottom has been completely repaired/replaced and she is now back in the water at HdG Hutchins Park. Mast stepping, topside restorations, rigging, and Coast Guard certification should be completed this season.

Prior to passage of the City of Havre de Grace's budget for fiscal 2018 budget earlier this week, one City Council member questioned if they should continue

Martha is now in her berth at Hutchins Park.
04/18/2017

Martha is now in her berth at Hutchins Park.

Timeline Photos
01/07/2017

Timeline Photos

Many thanks to the pros at United Crane and Rigging for a flawless launch of Martha after nearly three years on the hard...
08/13/2016

Many thanks to the pros at United Crane and Rigging for a flawless launch of Martha after nearly three years on the hard!!!

08/12/2016

Liftoff!!

08/12/2016

The moment of Martha's splash.

Martha has splashed!!!! With almost no leaks!! She is taking up nicely already!!!
08/12/2016

Martha has splashed!!!! With almost no leaks!! She is taking up nicely already!!!

08/12/2016

Getting ready to re-install centerboard

08/12/2016

The crane has arrived!!!

Martha's bowsprit is back on after three years without it!!! Can't wait for tomorrow's launch!
08/11/2016

Martha's bowsprit is back on after three years without it!!! Can't wait for tomorrow's launch!

08/11/2016

MARTHA WILL SPLASH... On Friday morning, August 12 between 10 AM and 1 PM at Havre de Grace Marine Center on Water Street in HdG. Keep your fingers crossed!!!!

08/06/2016

Thank you to everyone that purchased a ticket for our Upper Bay Get Away! The winner is .........
#122 Congratulations to Janet from Perryville!!!! Pack your bags - we will be in touch very soon.
Thank you again to all that help us.

08/04/2016

MARTHA is ready to splash... We are making arrangements to lift her in!!! Stay tuned for the actual date!!

Be sure to get your tickets for our Upper Bay Get Away - drawing will be held Friday, August 5th at 8pm.
08/02/2016

Be sure to get your tickets for our Upper Bay Get Away - drawing will be held Friday, August 5th at 8pm.

Timeline Photos
07/06/2016

Timeline Photos

It's hard to show with a single pic the beauty of Martha's newly planked bottom... but it looks even smoother than her n...
07/05/2016

It's hard to show with a single pic the beauty of Martha's newly planked bottom... but it looks even smoother than her neatly restored rudder!!

Happy 4th of July from Skipjack Martha Lewis
07/04/2016

Happy 4th of July from Skipjack Martha Lewis

Next year Martha will celebrate Independence Day on the water!!! This year we are thankful for the progress we have made...
06/30/2016

Next year Martha will celebrate Independence Day on the water!!! This year we are thankful for the progress we have made and look forward to a big splash in July!!

Address

100 Congress Ave
Havre De Grace, MD
21078

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 22:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 22:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 22:00
Thursday 09:00 - 22:00
Friday 09:00 - 22:00
Saturday 09:00 - 22:00
Sunday 09:00 - 22:00

Telephone

(410) 939-4078

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