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Small Craft Plans

 

The Seaport Museum has an impressive collection of small craft plans that are available for study and copies for purchase. Many small craft vessels in the index were built, or refurnished, in the Workshop on the Water and some plans were drawn by former Workshop staff. The collection focuses on the traditional wooden small crafts indigenous of the Delaware River, Schuylkill River, Delaware Bay and New Jersey shore.

If you are interested in copies of the plans, please contact the Archives & Library at library@phillyseaport.org or 215-413-8640.

 

                       Plan Index

 

Name

Creator

LOA

Sheets

Plans

CANOE

Log Canoe

PERSISTANCE

Jim Teeters

30'

4

CS-- Eric Lawstrom

Sailing Canoe

15' 6"

2

L, O, SP, CP, Spec., P-- FOR RESEARCH ONLY

Wood and Canvass Canoe

Kennebec Boat & Canoe Co.

17' 1"

1

L, O, CP, Spec., P

CATBOAT

"A" Class Catboat

Charles Mower

28'

3

L, O, SP, CP, Spec., P

"A" Catboat

LOTUS

Charles Mower

28'

1

L, O, CP, Spec., P

"A" Cat

TAMWOCK

Francis Swiesguth, 1923

28'

4

L, O, SP, CP

Catboat #683 "A" Cat

MARY ANN

Charles D. Mower

28'

3

L, O, SP, CP-- FOR RESEARCH ONLY

B.B.Y.R.A. One Design Catboat

17'

2

L, O, CP, P

Catboat

SILENT MAID

Frances Sweisguth

33' 9"

1

L, P, Spec.

Catboat

Frances Sweisguth

26'

1

L, P

Catboat

KITTY

E.G. Brownlee

28'

1

L, P

Catboat

PASTIME

Edward Brownlee

28' 10"

1

Molded Lines from Builder's Model

Catboat

MYTH

R.N. Klepfer

25' 5"

5

Claypit Creek Catboat

E.G. Brownlee

23' 6"

1

L

Delaware River Sporting Boat (cat)

MOMO

James L. Mullahy

17' 11"

7

L, O, SP

Mellon Seed Catboat

John Brady

16'

3

CP, SP, P

Seaville Catboat

E.G. Brownlee

41' 6"

1

L

DELAWARE DUCKER

Delaware Ducker

GREENBRIAR

15"

7

L, O, SP, CP, Spec., P, Materials, Spar & Rigging, Detail

Delaware Ducker

Howard Chapelle

16'

1

L, O, SP, CP, Spec., P

Delaware River Ducker

Forest & Stream, 1887

1

L, O, CP, Spec., P

GARVEY

New Jersey Garvey

Howard Chapelle

19'

1

L, O, CP, Spec., P

New Jersey Sailing Garvey

Howard Chapelle; CP & SP drawn by John Brady

17'

3

L, O, SP, CP, Spec., P

Tuckerton, N.J. Sailing Garvey

Howard Chapelle

26'

1

L, O, SP, CP, Spec., P

MELLON SEED

Egg Harbor Mellon Seed

Josef Liener

13 '6"

2

L, O, SP, Spec., P

Jersey Mellon Seed

Josef Liener

15' 8.5" x 5' 6.25"

4

L, O, SP, CP

Mellon Seed

Josef Liener

15' 11"

1

L, P

Mellon Seed

Josef Liener

15' 8" x   5' 6.75"

2

L, O, SP, CP, Spec., P

Mellon Seed Catboat

John Brady

16'

3

CP, SP, P

N.J. "Mellon Seed" Gunning Skiff

Howard Chapelle

13' 6"

1

L, O, SP, CP, Spec., P

SCHOONER

Oyster Schooner

Designed by W.H. Parsons

69'

3

L, O, CP, Spec., P

Oyster Schooner (lines from Del. Bay Oysterman)

Designed by Edward Brownlee

1

L

Schooner

WALLOPING WINDOW BLIND

Robert Miller

28' 11"

4

L, O, CP, Spec.

SKIFF

Delaware River Gill Net Skiff

Howard Chapelle

21'

1

L, O, SP, CP, P

Delaware River Shad Skiff

Built by Wes Sheppard

22'

1

L, O, SP, CP, Spec., P

Delaware River Shad Skiff

John Brady

22'

3

L, O, SP, CP, P

Delaware River Sturgeon Skiff

Howard Chapelle

30'

1

L, O, SP, CP, Spec., P

Gilling Skiff Flat Bottom

Wes Sheppard and Josef Liener

7'

2

L, O, SP, CP, Spec., P

Kristiansen Crabbing Skiff

18' 0.5'

3

L, O, CP, Spec., P

N.J. "Mellon Seed" Gunning Skiff

Howard Chapelle

13' 6"

1

L, O, SP, CP, Spec., P

Plywood Skiff

E.G. Brownlee; designed by Jack Holt

11' 6"

1

Railbird Skiff 1878; Wooden Boat '94

Vannaman and Blew

15'

5

L, O, CP, Spec., P (Modified Version)

Railbird Skiff

R.N. Klepfer

15'

3

negatives and photos

Seabright Skiff

W.J. Zimmerman

16'

2

L, O, CP

Sharpie Skiff

John Brady

16'

2

L, O, SP, CP, P

South Jersey Beach Skiff

Howard Chapelle

16'

1

L, O, SP, CP, Spec., P

Marisol Skiff

Gifford Jackson, Feb. 1977

35

See ISM Small Craft Plans listing

SLOOP

Auxiliary Sloop

WETU

Fredrick Geiger

24' 6"

1

SP (Masthead Rig)

Centerboard Sloop, Design #842

Thomas D. Bowes

23' 9"

3

L, O, SP, CP, P

Delaware Bay Sloop

RHODA B.

Edward Brownlee

37.9'

1

Molded Lines from Builder's Model

Sandbagger "Susie S" 1869

John Brady

28'

7

L, SP(2), Spar Building Diagrams, Construction Sketches

Sloop

FRANCIS

HAMMS

43'

1

SP, Spec., P

Sloop

JAMES M. MURRAY

Designed by W.H. Parsons

47'

1

L, O

Sloop

E. Lockwood Haggas

15'

6

L, O, SP, CP, P

Sloop "Mallard" Design

LAZY JACK

Designed by William Crosby

21'

5

 SP, P

SNEAKBOX

Arc Bottom Sneakbox Bivalve, N.J.

Wayne Yarnall

12'

1

L, O, CP, Spec., P

Barnegat Sneakbox

John H. Mathis Co., N.Y.

12'

3

L, O, SP, CP, Spec., P

Barnegat Bay Sneakbox 1880

Howard Chapelle

12'

1

L, O, SP, CP, Spec., P

Barnegat Sneakbox 1934

12'

1

L, O, SP, CP, Spec., P

Barnegat Bay Sneakbox, 1953

J.L. Tarraman

3

L, SP, CP, Details, Spec., P (6 page specs.) poor quality copy

Beaton Sneakbox, Racing Class

Rick Klepfer

15'

4

L, O, SP, CP, Spec., P

Duckboat

David Beaton's & Sons; designed by Phil Clarke

12'

1

L, O, SP, CP, Spec., P

Powell Sneakbox

Dave Dillon

12' 1"

4

L, O, SP, CP, Spec., P

Racing Sneakbox

ORTON BALE'S ARRAN

E.G. Brownlee

20'

3

L

Sneakbox-- Scow type

Bowes & Mower #551

20'

3

L, SP, CP, P

Sneakbox

A.Q. Kean

14'

3

L, O, SP, CP, Spec., P

Sneakbox

LOUP

A.Q. Kean

16'

3

L, O, SP, CP, P

Sneakbox

ALLURE

A.Q. Kean

20'

3

L, O, SP, CP, Spec., P

Sneakbox

STORMALONG

A.Q. Kean

20'

4

L, O, SP, CP, Spec., P

Sneakbox

E. Lockwood Haggas

15'

1

P, SP

TUCK UP

Delaware River 4th Class Tuck Up

SPIDER

Built by Jesse Deputy

14'

6

L, O, SP, CP, P, Materials, Detail of Hardware

Tuck Up, 4th Class

THOMAS M. SEEDS

14' 6"

5

L, O, SP, CP, Spec., P

Tuckup

PRISCILLA

Edward Brownlee

15'

2

L, SP, P

Tuckups

SPIDER and THOMAS M. SEEDS

Edward Brownlee

L, SP, CP, Spec.--FOR RESEARCH ONLY

OTHER

Bateau

J.W. Conover

15' 6"

1

O

Celebrity Class Yacht

P. Evanson

20'

3

CP

Corinthian 21 ca.1951

21'

1

S, P (line drawing to scale)

Delaware River 15' Boats

15'

1

Spec

Duster Class Yacht Racing Association

J.N. Walter, some

13' 10"

10

L, CP

G.P. 14

Yachting World

3

"Gunning Boat Sails"

1

SP

International Moth Class Association

11'

3

L, SP, CP

International Star Class Yacht Rowing Association

4

L, CP, SP, Spec.

Lady's Single

MARY

John Brady

21' 10"

2

L, O, CP, P

Marshall 26

R.H. Baker 11/76

1

Pram

John Brady

9'

1

L, O, SP, CP

Pram Dinghy

W.W. Watson Marine design

7' 6"

3

L, O, CP, Spec., P