Skipjack Stanley Norman

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CBF’s Skipjack, the Stanley Norman. Photo by Bill Portlock
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Photo by Loren Barnett
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Baltimore Harbor full of Skipjacks, circa 1900
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May 2012. Photo by Bill Portlock
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The Stanley Norman, pulling up oysters. Circa 1979
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Students pulling up oysters, several decades later in May 2012. Photo by Bill Portlock
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Several skipjacks, date unknown. Photo by Marion Warren
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The Stanley Norman underneath the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. Photo by Loren Barnett
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The Stanley Norman, October 1983. Photo by M.C. Wootton
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Students raising the main sail, August 2008. Photo by Carol Masengale

Skipjack Stanley Norman

Built in 1902 in Salisbury, Maryland, the Stanley Norman, is a single-masted, Bay-built sailing vessel designed to harvest oysters with a pair of dredges that are dragged across the bottom of the Bay. The Chesapeake Bay Foundation acquired the Stanley Norman to play a unique and active role as CBF's most distinctive "floating classroom." The skipjack is a part of Bay history and an excellent platform for students of all ages to learn about oysters, the life of a Chesapeake Bay waterman, and Bay-related issues of the past, present, and future.

Measure the Stanley Norman

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Sail Through Stanley Norman's History

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Measure the Stanley Norman

Click through this interactive graphic to learn more about Stanley Norman's dimensions

Sail Through Stanley Norman's History

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Sail Through Stanley Norman's History

Little Known Facts
About the
Stanley Norman

  • The Stanley Norman was named for the first captain's two sons, Stanley (born 1896) and Norman (born 1902).
  • In 1996, former CBF educator abord the Stanley Norman and long-time waterman Earl White was named "Admiral of the Chesapeake" by Maryland Governor Parris Glendening.
  • Conforming to Maryland state oyster harvesting regulations, the Stanley Norman is powered, under certain conditions only, by an auxilary craft known as a "push boat." Stanley Norman's current push boat is called "Silk."

Infographic: Skipjack Stanley Norman - By the Numbers

The Stanley Norman would not be here today without the generous support of the Stanley Norman Endowment Fund established by a friend of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation and several other generous donors.
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