Nathan News & Stories

 
April 12, 2021

VOLUNTEER COVID PROTOCOL

DORCHESTER SKIPJACK COMMITTEE VOLUNTEER COVID PROTOCOL (4/12/21) The Dorchester Skipjack Committee (known as the DSC), who owns and operates the skipjack Nathan of Dorchester,  is committed to providing an environment as safe as possible due to COVID pandemic to all volunteers and passengers.   The Nathan of Dorchester will operate within those guidelines of the State of Maryland.  In addition,  DSC will monitor volunteers and passengers as well as encourage appropriate distancing, masking, hand hygiene practices.   There are several steps that will be continued from 2020:   Screening- temperature and questionnaire.  Any volunteer entering the Nathan of Dorchester work area […]
April 12, 2021

PASSENGER COVID PROTOCOL

  DORCHESTER SKIPJACK COMMITTEE PASSENGER COVID PROTOCOL (4/12/21) The Dorchester Skipjack Committee (known as the DSC), who owns and operates the skipjack Nathan of Dorchester,  is committed to providing an environment as safe as possible due to COVID pandemic for passengers.   The Nathan of Dorchester will operate within the guidelines of the State of Maryland.  In addition,  DSC will monitor passengers as well as encourage appropriate distancing, masking, hand hygiene practices.   The following steps will be maintained until such time as the State of Maryland relaxes guidelines for group activities:   1)Reservations:  All passengers will be listed individually on […]
April 9, 2021

Nathan Sponsors Merchant Scavenger Hunt

NATHAN “SCAVENGER CHALLENGE” TO BE HELD IN DOWNTOWN CAMBRIDGE Unique prizes are destined for the winners of the “Nathan Scavenger Challenge” to be held Saturday, May 8 in Downtown Cambridge. The Scavenger Challenger is free to participants, but donations for the Nathan’s maintenance will be gratefully accepted. Sponsored by the Dorchester Skipjack Committee, the “challenge” for participants is to find numbered Nathan of Dorchester logo magnets at downtown businesses. The event will run from 3 to 6 p.m. Those wishing to enter may register on May 8 starting at 3 pm at the Nathan of Dorchester table in front of […]
March 18, 2021

Spring Training Resources

We have been meeting via zoom every Wednesday evening during March rather than is a classroom setting. Several of our participants have asked for copies of the presentations. Here are the first 2 presentations in pdf format. The first handout is an overview and update to the Nathan of Dorchester and the Dorchester Skipjack Committee intro ppthandouts  The second link takes you to the presentation called all about skipjacks. about skipjacks handouts We will add training materials as they become available.   Bud
March 8, 2021

We Will Be Sailing Soon!

This winter the Nathan of Dorchester has been tied up at the Generation III boatyard as work continues to replace a section of the starboard lograil and Port knightshead. This picture shows the start of lograil work. The forward chain plate for the starboard shroud has been removed and you can see where rotten wood is being removed. This picture shows removal of even more of the  lograil wood from around the knightshead. Fortunately rot was confined to the pine lograil and did not affect the starboard oak knightshead. Here is another view of the starboard side, all opened up and […]
November 27, 2020

Radio Interview: The Latest About the Nathan

Listen to Pat’s recent radio interview about the Nathan of Dorchester
November 24, 2020

Dorchester County Oyster War Stories

  Did you know that there were a number of battles fought over Dorchester County  oysters?   To learn more, click here:  Dorchester County Oyster war stories    
November 12, 2020

Nathan Gets New Sails

Thanks to everyone who contributed! You helped us buy a new suite of sails to help Nathan keep on sailing!
October 9, 2020

Preservation Efforts Continue During Covid Pandemic

Someone once wrote that “A wooden boat is a hole in the water into which a lot of money is poured”.  The Dorchester Skipjack Committee has been very aware of this saying as we continue to work preserving the skipjack Nathan of Dorchester. The Corona virus pandemic forced us to cancel all public sailing activities for 2020, a major source of fundraising to keep Nathan in operation. We may not be out there sailing with passengers this year, but our volunteers are always finding something to repair or replace.     Weather keeps attacking the boat. Soft spots appear in […]
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