Skipjack KATHRYN


Photo by Jet Lowe

The 1901 two-sail bateau “skipjack” Kathryn is an early example of an oyster-dredging vessel that was seen in great numbers on the Chesapeake Bay in the late 1890s. Built in Crisfield, Maryland, Kathryn served several different owners in Maryland and Virginia. Designated a National Historic Landmark in 1994, Kathryn was documented by HAER in 1995 when she was still dredging oysters.

Kathryn‘s data sheets

Kathryn‘s drawings

Detail of KATHRYN's dredging equipment

Detail of KATHRYN’s dredging equipment. Photo by Jet Lowe

Drawing illustrating KATHRYN's winder mechanism by Shawn Brennan, 1995

Drawing illustrating KATHRYN’s winder mechanism by Shawn Brennan, 1995

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