Related Links and Information

Deal Island Labor Day Skipjack Race: September 2, 2024

Choptank Heritage Skipjack Race: September 21, 2024

Books and Publications


Chesapeake Bay Skipjacks, by Pat Vojtech. 1993, Schiffer Publishing

Skipjack: The Story of America's Last Sailing Oystermen, by Christopher White. 2009, St. Martin's Press

No Time to Reef, by C. R. Webster

Working Skipjacks of Deal Island, by Brice N. Stump

Memoir of a Skipjack, by Randolph George

Workin' with the Wind, by Doug Stephens

Maryland Historic Trust Register of Historic Places skipjack fleet nomination form


Chesapeake Oysters, by Kate Livie. 2015, The History Press

The Oyster Question, by Christine Keiner. 2009, University of Georgia Press

Stories and Press Releases

The story of one woman's efforts to save George W. Collier (September 2015)

Videos and Photos

Drone video of 2022 Deal Island Skipjack Race.

YouTube overhead video taken of the 2015 Deal Island Skipjack Race.

Race Photos:
Linda Roy Walls Photography
D.P. Martin Photography
Kreative Exposures Photography
50th Deal Island Race Photos

Video of dredging on board Skipjack Kathryn, c.1989, with glimpses of a number of other skipjacks.

Walter Cronkite hosted "The Twentieth Century: The Sailing Oystermen" on CBS, February 7, 1965.

A collection of skipjack photos and listings of old skipjacks from Rosanne Schenck.

Please help keep this information up to date by submitting news or corrected facts about any of these boats and letting us know of skipjacks not yet included on this site.