Florida Skipjack

Progress on the Florida Skipjack

2016-03-16T08:00:40-04:00March 16th, 2016|

The building of an authentic replica of a traditional fishing craft called a Florida skipjack was begun with a grant award from the Community Foundation from Northeast Florida. The Crisp-Ellert Grant is one that supports the arts and the Foundation has acknowledged that traditional wooden boat carpentry is an art form. The mission of the Heritage Boatworks at the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum is to “recover, preserve, and pass on the traditional art [...]

The Skipjack Hull is Complete! (The Hull Model, That Is)

2015-11-11T08:00:31-05:00November 11th, 2015|

Volunteer Ralph Koebke (right) and his hull model of the Florida skipjack in front of the full size replica currently under contruction at the lighthouse Heritage Boatworks program. Volunteer boat builder Richard Sexauer (left) can be seen working on the full size replica most mornings at the lighthouse. A model hull of the Florida skipjack is now complete, built over the past several months by volunteer boat builder Ralph Koebke. Ralph brought his model [...]