Skipjack 1

Ocracoke, NC
Stealing from Ocracoke Alive's website: "Skipjacks were designed for oyster dredging in the Chesapeake Bay in the 1800s. By the early twentieth century skipjacks were used in the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds for harvesting oysters and she crabs, and for hauling lumber and other cargo. Although schooners were more common, skipjacks were sometimes used because of their shallower draft. "

This is part of the Wilma Lee, a skipjack donated to Ocracoke Alive a non-profit here on Ocracoke. Parts need to be restored, including the hoops that hold the sails to the mast. My friends Bill and Susse are working on recreating the wooden hoops for the Wilma Lee. These are photos of them before replacement. Beautiful!