Skipjacks on the Chesapeake. Traveling down the Eastern Shore of Maryland found these terrific vessels, some of which are still working commercial fishing boats, at Mount Vernon (first photo).
Always an interesting period wooden ship now being maintained by private owners with an annual Races event located at Deal Island, Maryland.
And yes, that is a telephone pole serving as a mast.
This ole gal, Kathryn, is undergoing a refurbishing provided by private donations.
One doesn't have to own one to admire them....
Gorgeous features of some historic working ships from a hundred years ago. A reminder of the value of historic preservation and that oftentimes, the most admired ship may not be the sassiest colored hull in the fleet!