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Skipjack (boat)

The skipjack is a traditional fishing boat used on Chesapeake Bay for oyster dredging. It is a sailboat which succeeded the bugeye as the chief oystering boat on the bay, and it remains in service due to laws restricting the use of powerboats in the Maryland state oyster fishery.

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A nice harvest boat! Used for over 100 years, but hardly made anymore.

Contributed by Kelsey Helgerson

More on the so-called lost treasure of skipjacks and the book by Christopher White.

Contributed by Sammo Lea

A great book about skipjacks making their living in the Chesapeake Bay. Move over Deadliest Catch.

Contributed by Sammo Lea

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