The Chesapeake Bay Field Lab (CBFL) is a non-profit organization providing environmental education tours for students and groups on one of Maryland's last skipjacks.
CBFL's newly restored skipjack, the Dee of St. Mary's, is currently docked in Solomons, MD at the Calvert Marine Museum (CMM). The skipjack will be running some trial programming for CMM for the months of September and October with the hope that the vessel will have a new home there. For more information on viewing and sailing on the skipjack, visit the CMM website - www.calvertmarinemuseum.com
The skipjack was restored through grants from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority, Preservation Maryland, Cove Point Natural Heritage Trust and members/contributors to CBFL, we hope to have the Dee completely restored this year!
The skipjack was selected by Preservation Maryland for the 2011 Endangered List, and appeared in the March/April issue of Maryland Life Magazine.
Review the entire restoration project at justbeforeitsgone.blogspo.com, where you can read about the removal of the ballast, boom, and mast as well as the history of the Dee of St. Mary''s.