Skipjack Martha Lewis
Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network

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Brief Description:

Martha Lewis is a V-bottom, two sail bateau (skipjack). She is one of the few remaining working dredge boats that make up the Chesapeake Bay oyster fleet -- the last to fish commercially, under sail, in the United States of America.

Built in 1955 by Bronza Parks in Wingate, MD, Martha Lewis was restored during the winter of 1994 under the direction of Shipbuilder, and master shipwright, Allen C. Rawl, in alliance with the City of Havre de Grace & Havre de Grace Maritime Museum.

A valuable "window of history", Martha Lewis is a glimpse of our unique Bay heritage, an instrument adeptly able to communicate a tradition that is vanishing before our eyes. We believe that Martha Lewis provides an alluring classroom for estuarine studies and environmental exploration.

Location / Directions:

From I-95 take Exit 89 (Havre de Grace—Route 155). Go East on 155 and STAY IN THE LEFT LANE. Go under the Railroad Bridge. It dead-ends and you must turn right on Juniata Street. Proceed on Juniata Street approximately eight blocks and turn left onto Revolution Street. Travel three blocks and turn right onto Union Avenue. Take Union Avenue until it ends at Commerce Street. Tydings Park is located at the foot of Union Avenue on Commerce Street. The Skipjack will be docked at the Havre De Grace City Yacht Basin in Tydings Park. WE ARE THE ONLY SKIPJACK IN TYDINGS PARK.

From Rt. 40 east, turn right onto Old Post Road, which will become Revolution Street. Turn right onto Union Avenue. Take Union Avenue until it ends at Commerce Street. Tydings Park is located at the foot of Union Avenue on Commerce Street. The skipjack will be docked at the Yacht Basin in Tydings Park. WE ARE THE ONLY SKIPJACK IN TYDINGS PARK.

From Rt. 40 west, turn left onto Otsego Street, it dead-ends and you turn right onto Union Avenue. Take Union Avenue until it ends at Commerce Street. Tydings Park is located at the foot of Union Avenue on Commerce Street. The Skipjack will be docked at the Yacht Basin in Tydings Park. WE ARE THE ONLY SKIPJACK IN TYDINGS PARK.

Mailing Address: Skipjack Martha Lewis
121 North Union Ave, Suite C
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
Phone: (410) 939-4078
Operating Hours: Office Hours: Monday through Friday from 10-2pm in Late Spring/Summer/Early Fall.
Website: http://www.skipjackmarthalewis.org/

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