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A. J. MEERWALD


Vessel stats

Class B
Nationality USA
Year Built 1928
Rig Gaff Schooner 2

Specification


  • Name: A. J. MEERWALD
  • Class: B
  • Nationality: USA
  • Year built: 1928
  • Rig: Gaff Schooner 2
  • Height: 21.00 m
  • Length: 26.00 m
  • Entered by: Bayshore Discovery Project

About


  • Number of trainees: 49
  • Blue Flag Member: Yes

Blue flag scheme member


Biography


The A. J. Meerwald is a Delaware Bay oyster schooner, a distinct vessel that evolved to meet the needs of the local oyster fishery. Launched in 1928, the A. J. Meerwald was one of hundreds of schooners built along South Jersey’s Delaware Bayshore before the decline of the shipbuilding industry that coincided with the Great Depression.