Our purpose is to document, assist and preserve the watermen's way of existence and extend the life and heritage of the only sail-powered oyster fleet in the United States of America.
Funded in part by a grant from
The Lower Shore Heritage Area Council
Skipjack Heritage, Inc. was formed in 2007 as a non-profit organization to help preserve the maritime history and the cultural heritage of America's remaining skipjacks and their captains.
Our objectives are to provide education, assistance, and support and to promote the appreciation of the skipjacks, their owners, captains, crews and families, the seafood industry, and the watermen's way of life in general, in order to preserve the social and cultural heritage for current and future generations in the greater Deal Island area.
Skipjack Heritage, Inc. also provides support to local watermen, civic organizations and events with similar goals.
The organization is currently developing an educational program with the state's universities. We are also in the planning and development stages to improve our skipjack museum, and restore the Skipjack George W. Collier.
Watch for these events in the upcoming months, so you can help preserve the history and heritage of the Island. For more information, or to set up an appointment, contact David Lindstrom, President of Skipjack Heritage Inc. at firstname.lastname@example.org (917)596-0788 or other local folks involved in this project:
Visit our Facebook Page at Skipjack Heritage Inc.
To follow our restoration of the Skipjack George W. Collier, visit our Facebook Page at George W. Collier Skipjack Restoration