I see from the A.J. Meerwald‘s Facebook page that today is her birthday. Launched in 1928, she is 85 years old today. The A. J. Meerwald is a restored Delaware Bay oyster schooner and the Official Tall Ship of the State of New Jersey. And a lovely lady she is, indeed. She was restored by the by the Bayshore Discovery Project and is used 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. Here is a short video I shot of a sail on the A.J. Meerwald in New York harbor, four years ago.