Deal Island Skipjack Preservation

Welcome Aboard!

 A multitude of passionate volunteers are working to preserve the Skipjack Heritage in Deal Island, Maryland through providing education and hands-on experiences to the public. Currently, Kathryn is undergoing a complete restoration of her hull after a mishap during the 2011 Skipjack Races. Helen Virginia is fully restored as a working dredgeboat and will offer sailing tours during the off-season.

 Watch this website or join us on facebook for continuing opportunities to be involved in this very unique chapter of Chesapeake Bay history!

Capt. Harold "Stoney" Whitelock 410.726.6700
Capt. Katarina Ennerfelt 443.614.9430

"Get Well Kathryn T-Shirts"
A collage of "get well" cards presented to Capt. Stoney by the 2nd Grade class at Deal Island Elementary School.
$20 each - proceeds benefit restoration of The Kathryn and Deal Island Elementary PTA.

Designated National Historic Landmarks - April 19, 1994

National Register of Historic Places - May 16, 1995

"The Chesapeake skipjack fleet is the last commercial sail powered fishing fleet in North America and the only "cohesive" sailing fleet in the western hemisphere. Of the approximately 16 skipjacks that survive afloat, two were determined worthy of NHL nomination, KATHRYN and HILDA M. WILLING. KATHRYN represents one of the earliest extant and one of the few fore-and-aft planked skipjacks; while WILLING represents one of the smaller, better maintained, and better sailing skipjacks." {Maryland Historical Trust}