Chesapeake Bay Skipjack

April 2011 Blog Posts (3)

4/30/11: Outer Stem

Frank Antes, Tom Evans, and David, Gordon, and Elbert Gladden work on the outer stem of the Chesapeake Bay Skipjack, Ida May. We get a visit from Reverend Z, the former preacher of the Rock Creek Methodist Church. Watch as we also work on the bowsprit support, get the drill stuck in the wood, and have to use the vise grips to get the bit out. Gordon gets the nickname "Straight Gladden" for his prowess with the drill, but David grabs the moniker "Strong Gladden" for being able to pull the stuck… Continue

Added by ida may on April 30, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Link to Maryland Public Television's Documentary: The Skipjacks

Here's the link to MPT's Special:  The Skipjacks, A Look At the Chesapeake Skipjack's Legacy


Captains Art Daniels and Harold "Stony" Whitelock are featured among others.  The Ida May even makes a brief cameo, sitting dry dock at Scott's Cove.



Added by ida may on April 14, 2011 at 8:20pm — No Comments

4/2/11: Mast Step and Knees

Tom Evans, Alain Pratte, Gordon, David, and Elbert Gladden work on the mast step and the mast knees.

Added by ida may on April 2, 2011 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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