The H.M. Krentz

The H.M. Krentz is an authentic working skipjack. One of the newer vessels to be built for the rigors of Maryland’s wintertime commercial oyster dredging fishery. Launched in 1955 in Harry Hogan, Va., by the Krentz Shipyard for Capt. David Lewis of Wingate, Md., The H.M. Krentz is 49 ft. length on deck, 70ft. length overall, 15.5 ft. beam, draws 4ft. 10 in. with the centerboard up, displaces 26 tons, and carries almost 2000 square feet of sail. The beamy, open deck of the working skipjack, so necessary for oyster dredging under sail, creates a very stable ride. It is a perfect setting for social gatherings or business meetings, and makes a great outdoor classroom...

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Captain Ed

After choosing to pursue an education by experience, Capt. Ed participated in the pilot internship programs of Dynamy in Worcester, Mass., and worked with the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School and the Apprecticeshop in Maine. Then, sailing south from New England in the fall of 1971 and discovering the Eastern Shore with its active fleet of working skipjacks., Capt. Ed had found “home”. He holds a United States Coast Guard 100 ton auxilliary/sail license, and has been making his livelihood from sailing skipjacks and from wooden boat building and repairs ever since. He purchased his first vessel in 1975, and after extensive rebuilding, started utilizing the...

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St. Michaels On The Bay

St. Michaels is the center of a unique and magical waterworld on Maryland’s fabled Eastern Shore, about halfway between the Susquehanna source and the Atlantic mouth of the Chesapeake Bay. This diminutive well-preserved vintage port, whose origins date from the birth of the colonies, is nestled between the loping Miles River on the north and the vast vistas of Michener’s Broad Creek to the south. Its influence radiates beyond Tilghman Island, Easton and Oxford to Washington, Baltimore, Wilmington and other points on the compass where our seafood trucks deliver the Chesapeake’s bounty on a daily basis and the word spreads about this magnificent...

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