Ship profile for the sailing ship: "Rebecca T. Ruark"

Technical data of the sailing ship:

Name:Rebecca T. Ruark
Registered port:Tilghman Island
Base port:Dogwood Harbor
Type of rigging:SLUP
Type of ship:Chesapeake Bay Skipjack
Year built:1886
Yard:Moses Goheigan, Maryland, USA
Length (hull):16.20 m
Breadth:5.15 m
Draught:1.40 m
Ship's hull:Holz / Wood

Portrait of the sailing ship:

Last update: 30 Dec 2001

  • a Chesapeake Bay skipjack built on Maryland's Eastern Shore by Moses Goheigan in 1886, skipjacks are sailing crafts designed and built to dredge for oysters, during the peak building years approximately from the 1880s to 1910 it is estimated well over a thousand skipjacks were built, skipjacks typically have a flat or v-shaped bottom and a shallow draft with a centerboard, the rig is simple, a self-tending jib and large triangular mainsail make these vessels easy to sail with a small crew.
  • restored in 1986 and 2000.
  • offers two hour sailing trips or longer charters year-round, based in Tilghman, Maryland.
  • US Coast Guard certified for 49 passengers.