About the A.J. Meerwald A.J. Meerwald is New Jersey's official Tall Ship. She is an authentically restored 1928 Delaware Bay oyster schooner, and today serves as a classroom afloat, teaching everything from the history of Delaware Bay oystering to present day water quality issues. She is owned & operated by a non-profit educational organization, the Bayshore Discovery Project. A.J. Meerwald visits coastal cities and towns throughout New Jersey, Delaware & Pennsylvania, and from time to time ventures into Chesapeake Bay and the Northeast Atlantic Seaboard. Students range from 4th-graders to adults.
In the summer A.J. Meerwald hosts summer camps for kids ages 13 to 16, who learn how to sail a traditional schooner as well as aspects of environmental science. They learn teamwork, self-discipline and leadership, while setting & trimming sails, practicing coastal navigation, working in the galley, and doing all the activities that a working crew performs. The professional crew have many years of experience in sail traiing and environmental education, and serve as mentors in hands-on education. For teenagers this can be a life-changing experience.
The A.J. Meerwald at a Glance
Berths: 12 Crew: Length:85 Ft Beam:22 Ft Draft:6 Ft
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