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Category:A.J. Meerwald (ship, 1928)

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  • Sail area - 3562 Sq Ft
Type Schooner (add this type to the list)
Built by Charles H. Stowman & Sons, New Jersey
Launch date
Length overall 25.9 m (28.3 yd)
Beam 6.8 m (22.3 ft)
Draft 1.8 m (70.8 ″)
Gross tonnage 57


  • 1928 Named: A.J. MEERWALD for the Meerwald family of South Dennis Flag: United States
  • 1942-06 The Maritime Commission commandeered the A. J. Meerwald under the War Powers Act. She was turned over to the US Coast Guard who outfitted her as a fireboat, most of her sailing rig being removed.
  • 1947-01 Returned to the Meerwalds.
  • 1947-09 Sold to Clyde A. Phillips who used her as an oyster dredge under power.
  • 1959 Sold to Cornelius (Nicky) Campbell who outfitted her for surf clamming. She operated primarily as a clam dredge.
  • Late 1970's Retired
  • 1989 Donated to the Schooner Project
  • 1995 The A. J. Meerwald was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
  • 1998 Earth Day, the A.J. MEERWALD was designated New Jersey's official tall ship by Governor Christine Whitman.
  • 2002: Delaware Bay Schooner Project becomes the Bayshore Discovery Project.
A. J. Meerwald 
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Instance of schooner,
fishing dredge
Material used
LocationNew Jersey
Heritage designation
  • place listed on the National Register of Historic Places
39° 14′ 04.92″ N, 75° 01′ 50.16″ W
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