A.J. MEERWALD

The Schooner A.J. MEERWALD is New Jersey's official Tall Ship. She is a restored oyster dredging schooner, whose home port is in Bivalve, Commercial Township, New Jersey. Launched in 1928, A.J. MEERWALD was one of hundreds of schooners built along South Jersey’s Bayshore before the decline of the shipbuilding industry which coincided with the Great Depression.

Today, the A.J. MEERWALD is used by the Bayshore Center at Bivalve for onboard educational programs in the Delaware Bay near Bivalve, and at other ports in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware region. The A.J. MEERWALD was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 7, 1995.

Design Specs

LOA:
85′ 
0″
Beam:
22′ 
1″
LWL:
71′ 
0″
Draft:
6′ 
3″
Design or Class: 
Centerboard schooner
Former Name: 
CLYDE A. PHILLIPS
A.J. MEERWALD
Home Port: 
Bivalve, NJ
Boat Type: 
Conv. oyster schooner
Rig: 
schooner
Gross Displacement: 
57
Sail Area: 
4127
Fuel Type: 
Diesel
Builder Name: 
Stowman Boatworks
Location Built: 
Dorchester NJ
Year Built: 
1928
Documentation or State Reg. No.: 
227932
Owner Name: 
Bayshore Center at Bivalve
Yacht Club: 
ASTA
Posted on:
Wed, 08/21/2013 - 3:45pm
Last modified on:
Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:16am