Chesapeake Bay Skipjack
The Ida May won second place at the Cambridge Skipjack Races on 9/24/11 in a photo finish. Captain John Price and the Ida May beat out Lawrence Murphy and the Thomas Clyde by a nose. It was an exciting finish for the race and it was the culmination of six year's hard work. The race day gave us light breezes, which favors our light and small boat. The larger boats with more sail are faster than us, but in a light breeze, we have an advantage. Many thanks to Capt. Harold Whitelock of the…Continue
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Thank you Brice Stump for writing another great article about the Ida May in the Daily Times!!!
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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.
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Gordon, David, and Elbert Gladden and Cody Daniels pull large, rusty boat nails out of oak wood of the Ida May's deck. Pulling old nails out of oak wood is not an easy task. The oak grabs the nails and holds them fast. After we finish tearing off the deck, we will replace it with deck boards and then marine plywood.
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William Kavanek (1924-2008) was the preeminent fine art painter/interpreter of the Chesapeake Bay Skipjack Ida May. He was a carpenter for most of his life, working with Edward Tschauder and also with Walter Skor. Always having an art interest, and with no formal training, he began a successful career as a full-time artist in 1978, specializing in marine art. He became fascinated with the Chesapeake Bay oystering industry in general, and with this one skipjack boat in…Continue
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Gordon, Elbert, and David Gladden and Tom Evans replace deck boards on the Ida May. Wesley Price comes down to supervise the action. Unfortunately, we left a tube of the 5200 caulk in a cold place and the caulking solidified in the tube, making it impossible to squeeze out. We know now to leave the caulking in a warm location.
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Elbert, Gordon, and David Gladden tear the rotten cabin off the Skipjack Ida May. The Gladdens are turning into quite the demolition crew. Tara took off today so David did was forced to do double duty as videographer and laborer. David had difficulty doing both jobs, and the footage shows, but he still captured enough to make an interesting 10 minute movie. Tom and Frank were out of the area and not able to work this Saturday. The Ida May is looking less and less like a…Continue
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Elbert, David, and Gordon Gladden and Frank Antes tear out the stem piece of the Ida May. The old piece (which might be an original from 1906) will be saved and used as a template for the new stem, which will be cut from a solid piece of oak. The stem is (at the bow of a vessel) an upright into which the sidetimbers or plates are jointed. Gordon and David also remove the davits from the stern of the boat. The davits are two large, goose-necked pieces of steel that are used to suspend and…Continue
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