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A Second Season for Skipjacks

A skipjack under sail in the Chesapeake Bay

With the winter dredge season now done, some skipjacks are ready to raise sails again - not for catching oysters but for carrying people of all ages out on the Bay. This second season, the teaching season, runs from April into November. This year at least nine skipjacks will be carrying educational and recreational and sightseeing tours.

Skipjack trips are offered by a number of environmental organizations, an outdoor school and by the dredge boat captains who pioneered this form of environmental education: Ed Farley and Wade Murphy of Tilghman Island and Jack Russell of St. George's Island. Here, working up from the south, are the boats, captains and contact numbers.

Dee of St. Mary's
Captain Jack Russell
St. George's Island, Maryland

Herman M. Krentz
Captain Ed Farley
St. Michaels, Maryland

Rebecca Ruark
Captain Wade Murphy, Jr.
Tilghman Island, Maryland

Nellie L. Byrd
Captain Michael Hayden, Jr.
Tilghman Island, Maryland

Nathan of Dorchester
Dorchester Skipjack Committee, Inc.
Cambridge, Maryland

Stanley Norman
Chesapeake Bay Foundation
Annapolis, Maryland
443.482.2112 or call toll free
1.888.SAVEBAY (728.3229)

Sigsbee and Minnie V
The Living Classrooms Foundation
Baltimore, Maryland
Jennifer Riley

Martha Lewis
Chesapeake Heritage Conservancy, Inc.
Havre de Grace, Maryland

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