Cattail

Cattail is a reproduction of a railbird skiff from the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum’s small boat collection. The original was built around 1900 for McIlvain Biddle of Philadelphia. Middle-school students in CBMM’s Rising Tide after-school boatbuilding program built Cattail out of white cedar, using traditional boatbuilding techniques.

Design Specs

LOA:
15′ 
7″
Beam:
3′ 
3″
Designer Name: 
Unknown
Type/Rig/Power: 
Rowing and Poling
Builder Name: 
Students in the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum's 2017 Rising Tide After-School Boatbuilding Program, under the direction of CBMM Lead Educator Matt Engel
Home Port: 
Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Miles River, St. Michaels, Md.
Launching Date: 
May 21, 2017