Tag Archives: A.J. Meerwald

Schooner Sultana – Downrigging Weekend before the Storm

The annual Sultana Projects Downrigging Weekend, now in its twelfth year, is one of the largest annual tall ship and wooden boat festivals on the East Coast.  The Downrigging Weekend is described as “a celebration of maritime culture, wooden boats, and everything else that makes the Chesapeake … Continue reading

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Volunteers Allowed Back to Work at the South Street Seaport Museum

Several years ago I took a sail on the AJ Meerwald in New York harbor. While on the sail I saw the schooner Pioneer, owned and operated by the South Street Seaport Museum, also sailing in the harbor. Despite having … Continue reading

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Fourth Annual Wooden Boat Festival at the Independence Seaport Museum

This Saturday the Fourth Annual Wooden Boat Festival will be held at the Independence Seaport Museum on the Delaware River in Philadelphia.   The festival will kick off with a Parade of Sail featuring the tall ships Gazela and AJ Meerwald as … Continue reading

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“Pirate” Battle on the Delaware with the A.J. Meerwald, the Kalmar Nyckel and the Gazella

Frankly, the A.J. Meerwald , the Kalmar Nyckel, and the Gazela deserve far better.   The A.J. Meerwald,  the “Official Tall Ship of the state of New Jersey,” is  a 1928 built Delaware Bay oyster schooner.  The Kalmar Nyckel , the Delaware’s “Official Tall Ship,” … Continue reading

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Weekend Round Up Part 2 – Non Pirate Activites

For those of a non-piratical bent there is still a lot going on this weekend. The Yonkers Riverfest 2011 will be held tomorrow just a bit up the river from New York City.    The schooner A.J. Meerwald  will be offering … Continue reading

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Schooner AJ Meerwald Returns to Liberty State Park

New Jersey’s Official  Tall Ship, the A.J. MEERWALD, is returning to New York  harbor.   She is docking at Liberty State Park in Jersey City today and will be staying through July 6th.   The Meerwald will be offering New York harbor … Continue reading

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Storytelling at the Bivalve Shipping Sheds

If Detroit was and is the “motor city,” then perhaps Bivalve, New Jersey was the Oyster Capital of the World.  By the late 1880s, 90 railcars full of oysters were shipped from Bivalve every week.  Oysters were once the largest … Continue reading

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Tall Ship Sailing on EBay – the Other Perfect Holiday Gift?

A bit over a week ago we suggested an aircraft carrier as a holiday gift for the person who has everything.   OK, we admit that was not the most useful gift suggestion.  We now wish to suggest something far more practical and which also … Continue reading

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Last Day to Reserve Tickets for OysterFest 2010!

Bayshore Discovery Project, the good folks who keep the historic schooner A.J. Meerwald sailing, are having their yearly Oyster Fest! this Friday, November 12th  at the Centerton Country Club in Pittsgrove, NJ.  Today, Monday November 8th, is the last day to reserve tickets. From … Continue reading

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A.J. Meerwald In Cape May, NJ

The lovely schooner A.J. Meerwald will be sailing out of Cape May, one of the loveliest towns in New Jersey, through early September.   From the folks at Bayshore Discovery Project: Utsch’s Marina in Cape May will be the port-of-call for … Continue reading

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Summer Sunset Schooner Regatta in New York Harbor

At the end of the recent holiday weekend I was amazed to see what at first looked like a schooner race in New York harbor.  Six large schooners were all short tacking down the channel against a gentle southerly breeze.   I soon realized … Continue reading

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Delaware Bay Days – June 12 & 13 Bivalve, Port Norris & Mauricetown NJ

From the Bayshore Discovery Project: Delaware Bay Days, the free two-day folklife festival celebrating the Bay and the Bayshore region, returns June 12 & 13 with events in Bivalve, Port Norris and Mauricetown, NJ, with a schedule featuring new activities … Continue reading

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Tie the Knot Contest on the Schooner AJ Meerwald

No, this is not a knot tying contest exactly. No bowlines, or Matthew Walker knots need be produced. This is a contest sponsored by NJWedding.com to win a chance to get married for free aboard New Jersey’s official Tall Ship, … Continue reading

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Run for the A.J. Meerwald

The Port Norris Rotary presents the 13th annual “Run for the Schooner” a 5K run, walkathon & 1 mile fun run/walk on Saturday, April 10, 2010, to benefit the A.J. Meerwald, the official Tall Ship of the State of New … Continue reading

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Sailing on the Schooner A.J. Meerwald in New York Harbor

A short video of sailing on the Schooner A.J. Meerwald in New York harbour. The A. J. Meerwald is a Delaware Bay oyster schooner launched in 1928. Sailing on the Schooner A.J. Meerwald in New York Harbour

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