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Nathan of Dorchester - Docks at Cambridge, MD
Nathan of Dorchester
Single-masted skipjacks were developed in the Chesapeake Bay in the 19th century to dredge for oysters. At one time the fleet numbered over 1,000. Today, a very few are still in commercial use.

The Nathan of Dorchester was built to exacting specifications in the 1990s to educate people about the Bay and its maritime history. A volunteer crew takes visitors out for two-hour sails on the Nathan from its home port in Cambridge, Maryland. The Nathan also serves as the maritime goodwill ambassador for Dorchester County, Maryland, and the City of Cambridge. The boat functions as a living classroom for educating visitors about oyster dredging and related ecological topics.

Hours: The Nathan sails from May through October with public sailings on scheduled days in the summer.
Fees: Prices for two-hour sails: Adults - $30; Children ages 6-12 - $10; Under age 6 - Free. One-hour sails at reduced prices.
For more information about Nathan of Dorchester call (410) 228-7141 or visit the following website: http://www.skipjack-nathan.org.

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