Added to the National Register of Historic Places September 05, 1985.
Bernice J. is a Chesapeake Bay skipjack, built in 1904 in Young's Creek, Virginia, by W. Thomas Young of Parksley, who also built Claude W. Somers. She is a 42-foot-long (13 m) two-sail bateau, or "V"-bottomed deadrise type of centerboard sloop, commonly referred to as a skipjack. She worked dredging oysters through the 1970s. She is located at Chestertown, Kent County, Maryland.
She was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.(read more...)
National Park Service documentation: https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/85001946