Boat Model, Chincoteague or Sinepuxent Bay Skiff, 1905

This model represents a skiff, a type of sailboat used in Sinepuxent Bay, an inland waterway in Maryland. V-bottomed skiffs were built on Chincoteague Island by three different boat builders. This type of watercraft was used for fishing, as well as catching crab and oysters. They were commonly manned by two people, but could also be sailed singlehanded. The model represents a skiff constructed in 1905 about 20 feet long and 8 feet in beam. The model was built in 1963 by John W. Parker from plans at the Smithsonian.
Object Name
ship model
skiff, chinoteague, rigged model
date made
overall: 20 in x 17 1/2 in x 6 1/2 in; 50.8 cm x 44.45 cm x 16.51 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Ship Models
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Work and Industry: Maritime
Ship Models
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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