Chesapeake Bay Skipjack

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3/20/10: Sanding/Grinding and First Aid

Just Gordon and David today. Elbert not feeling well. More sanding, or is it grinding? Gordon cuts his finger open with the electric grinder tool. Ouch! The cut is broad but not too deep. We bandage Gordon up and he continues working. He is tough. We apply some West System to some particularly rough parts. Next week we will finish sanding and start painting.

Added by ida may on March 20, 2010 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

3/6/10: Sanded and Painted Ida May

We worked a half day today, sanding and painting the boat. The day turned out to be chillier than we anticipated it being. The wind was blowing and unless you were in the sun, it was downright cold. We accomplished what we set out to do today, and because of what we did today, we will be better ready to start big projects in the spring when it warms up.

Added by ida may on March 7, 2010 at 10:04am — No Comments

Save the Bay, Save the Skipjack Ida May! will be on display at the Delmarva Discovery Center in Spring/Summer 2011.

We are very happy to announce this upcoming exhibition at the DDC in Pocomoke!

Save the Bay, Save the Skipjack Ida May! is a cultural preservation/educational exhibit that will be on display at the Delmarva Discovery Center in Spring/Summer 2011. The exhibit will include the physical docking of historic Skipjack Ida May outside the Center, a program of educational and community events, and an interactive, audio-visual installation inside the Museum. The audio-visual installation will… Continue

Added by tara gladden on January 8, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

12/19/09: Snowed Out

Needless to say, we didn't work on the Ida May. Chance received 4 inches of snow. Windy and cold, too.

Added by ida may on December 20, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

12/12/09: Too Cold To Work

We're taking a break again this week from working on the Ida May. Elbert's still not feeling well and the weather is too windy and cold. Hopefully it will warm up by next weekend.

Added by ida may on December 12, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

12/05/2009: Rain Out At Scott's Cove

We skipped this Saturday, 12/5/09, working on the Ida May. It was cold and rainy and Elbert wasn't feeling well; he has a head cold! Hopefully, we'll be down Scott's Cove next Saturday, 12/12/09, replacing the rest of the starboard bottom. Stay tuned for updates.

Added by ida may on December 6, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments


This information is taken from the website of the Maryland Historical Trust at:

Ida May:

Description: This vessel is a 42.2' long two-sail bateau, or V-bottom deadrise type of centerboard sloop, commonly referred to as a skipjack. She was built in 1906 in Urbanna or Deep Creek, Virginia, using… Continue

Added by ida may on November 12, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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