Below is a list of all of the sharpie skiff plans found in the online database of collections at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michaels, Maryland.

The list includes plans drawn by Howard I. Chapelle, Otis Palmer, Fred Martin, John G. Earle, Josef W. Liener, S. Owen Davis, and others.

I published this list because contents of the CBMM database are not visible to web search engines.  As a result, these historic items that describe Eastern Shore sailing workboats can only be discovered if you already know how to find and use the CBMM Collections database.  The database contents here can be discovered by simply googling.

Below the list is more information about how to contact CBMM to examine items found in  the database and the collections.

 

Catalog No.: 1976.0042.0046.00
Title: Double ended crabbing skiff, sharpie, Hooper’s Island, 1926
Artist/Maker: Chapelle, Howard I
Catalog Description: Prob CBCS Fig. 1
Artist-Maker : Chapelle, Howard I Creator
Date Made : Circa 01/01/1941 –
Description : Double ended crabbing skiff, sharpie, Hooper’s Island, 1926. Condition: Good, no tears. Material: Ink on tracing paper. 3/4″ scale.
Dim-Eng : 18.500in x 23.500in
Credit Line : Gift of Howard I Chapelle

Catalog No.: 1976.0042.0167.00
Title: Ships plan: New Haven Sharpie, built about 1896,
Artist/Maker: Chapelle, Howard I
Catalog Description: Description : Ships plan: New Haven Sharpie, built about 1896, with notes on sharpies by HIC. Lines taken at Mystic, 1944. REVERSE: New Haven Sharpie, built by Lester Rowe, c. 1900. Taken at Fairhaven, 1928, HIC. Scale of Rowe Sharpie: 3/4″. Condition: Fair, some tears, large tear right side. Material: Ink on drawing paper. REVERSE: Pencil and ink.
Dim-Eng : 18.000in x 43.500in
Credit Line : Gift of Howard I Chapelle

Catalog No.: 1976.0042.0169.01
Title: A) 18′ sharpie, profile and sailplan. Complete pl
Artist/Maker: Chapelle, Howard I
Catalog Description: Description : A) 18′ sharpie, profile and sailplan. Complete plans with building specs and instructions. B) Profile, deck and lumber specs, and hardware. C) Profile, deck and body, table of offsets. 3/4″ scale. Condition: Good, some yellowing and wear on edges. Material: Pencil on tracing paper.
Dim-Eng : 18.000in x 20.000in
Credit Line : Gift of Howard I Chapelle

Catalog No.: 1976.0042.0170.01
Title: Ships Plans: A) 14′ sharpie based on a skiff meas
Artist/Maker: Chapelle, Howard I
Catalog Description: Description : Ships Plans: A) 14′ sharpie based on a skiff measured at Coan, Va. 1849. Profile with sails, spars construction detail and deck. B) Sharpie, profile with spars at waterline, deck, body, table of offsets. Condition: Very poor, had been glued to something, torn. Material: Ink on tracing paper.
Dim-Eng : 16.500in x 13.000in
Credit Line : Gift of Howard I Chapelle

Catalog No.: 1976.0042.0171.00
Title: Ships plan: Northport Oyster sharpie, 24′, by Mer
Artist/Maker:
Catalog Description: Date Made : Circa 01/01/1953 –
Description : Ships plan: Northport Oyster sharpie, 24′, by Merrill. 3/8″ scale. Condition: Fair. Material: blueprint copy.
Dim-Eng : 14.000in x 14.000in
Credit Line : Gift of Howard I Chapelle

Catalog No.: 1976.0042.0172.00
Title: Ships plan: Northport oyster sharpie, c.1936, by
Artist/Maker:
Catalog Description: Date Made : Circa 01/01/1954 –
Description : Ships plan: Northport oyster sharpie, c.1936, by Merrill. Condition: Fair. Material: Blueprint copy. 3/4″ scale.
Dim-Eng : 13.500in x 14.000in
Credit Line : Gift of Howard I Chapelle

Catalog No.: 1976.0042.0256.00
Title: Ships plan: Key West Sharpie sloop spronger. 23′
Artist/Maker: Chapelle, Howard I
Catalog Description: Description : Ships plan: Key West Sharpie sloop spronger. 23′. As taken off and drawn on 1/2″ scale from Fish Commision Field Survey. Built c.1889, strong sailor. Body, deck and profile. By HIC. 3/4″ scale. Condition: Good, some tears at right bottom, paper thin. Material: Pencil on tracing paper.
Dim-Eng : 13.500in x 26.250in
Credit Line : Gift of Howard I Chapelle

Catalog No.: 1976.0042.0287.00
Title: Ships plan: 19′ flat bottomed power sharpie by Pa
Artist/Maker: Palmer, Otis
Catalog Description: Description : Ships plan: 19′ flat bottomed power sharpie by Palmer. 1″ scale. Condition: Poor, paper torn, stained. Material: Pencil on tracing paper.
Dim-Eng : 20.000in x 29.000in
Credit Line : Gift of Howard I Chapelle

Catalog No.: 1976.0042.0288.00
Title: Ships plan: Scantlings for 19′ power sharpie on s
Artist/Maker: Palmer, Otis
Catalog Description: Date Made : Circa 01/01/1950 –
Description : Ships plan: Scantlings for 19′ power sharpie on stationery. Otis Palmer, 1950. Condition: Poor, worn, bug eaten. Material: Paper, stationery, ink and pencil.
Dim-Eng : 8.500in x 11.000in
Credit Line : Gift of Howard I Chapelle

Catalog No.: 1976.0042.0295.01
Title: 19′ flat bottom sharpie. A: scantlings, B: body, d
Artist/Maker: Palmer, Otis
Catalog Description: Date Made : Circa 01/01/1950 –
Description : 19′ flat bottom sharpie. A: scantlings, B: body, deck C: profile. By Plamer, 1950. A: Stationary, B: pencil on maila.
Dim-Eng : 13.000in x 31.000in
Credit Line : Gift of Howard I Chapelle

Catalog No.: 1976.0042.0299.01
Title: Ships plan: Upper left: Ohio River yawl, built 1
Artist/Maker: Chapelle, Howard I
Catalog Description: Date Made : Range, Cir 01/01/1940 – 12/31/1949
Description : Ships plan: Upper left: Ohio River yawl, built 1944, at Racine Ohio by Bell Brothers, named LADY GRACE, 18′ 2″. Owned by Fred Wayne. HIC, “Fig. 31”. Lines taken 1949, at servickley, Pa. Upper right: Garvey or fishing skiff taken off Lewes, Delaware, 1941, 15′ 2″, with details. Bottom: River yawl 1889, Iowa River from an old drawing of U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers. HIC, “Fig. 32” details. Reverse: Square stern racing sharpie, 36′, c.1884. Redrawn from 1 of 3 Huntington drawins. “Plate 1”. Condition: Good, some pencil faint. Material: Pencil on manila.
Dim-Eng : 20.000in x 36.000in
Credit Line : Gift of Howard I Chapelle

Catalog No.: 1976.0042.0303.00
Title: Ships plan: Sharpie, No. 15, Fred Martin design.
Artist/Maker: Martin, Fred
Catalog Description: Description : Ships plan: Sharpie, No. 15, Fred Martin design. Condition: Fair. Material: Photostat.
Dim-Eng : 10.000in x 14.000in
Credit Line : Gift of Howard I Chapelle

Catalog No.: 1976.0042.0306.00
Title: Ships plan: Sharpie sail plan, Fred Martin design
Artist/Maker: Martin, Fred
Catalog Description: Description : Ships plan: Sharpie sail plan, Fred Martin design. Condition: Fair. Material: Photostat.
Dim-Eng : 10.000in x 14.000in
Credit Line : Gift of Howard I Chapelle

Catalog No.: 1976.0042.0309.00
Title: Ships plan: WABUN, 1892, and sharpie PELICAN, 2 d
Artist/Maker: Chapelle, Howard I
Catalog Description: Description : Ships plan: WABUN, 1892, and sharpie PELICAN, 2 drawings (?) by HIC. 1/2″ scale. Condition: Fair. Material: Pencil on tracing paper.
Dim-Eng : 14.500in x 22.000in
Credit Line : Gift of Howard I Chapelle

Catalog No.: 1981.0032.0019.01
Title: SHARPIE. A) Lines & offsets B) Construction plan
Artist/Maker:
Catalog Description: Date Made : Circa 01/01/1948 –
Description : SHARPIE. A) Lines & offsets B) Construction plan C) Hull profile, cabin layout LOA: 60-5 x 52-6 x 12-8 x 3-0. Condition: Fair. Material: Blueprints. Designed for Mr. J.C. Rockwell.
Credit Line : Gift of Mary Wiley

Catalog No.: 1993.0067.0097.01
Title: A) Details of the sharpie MEADOW LARK enlarged fro
Artist/Maker: Earle, John G
Catalog Description: Date Made : Exact 02/12/1962 –
Description : A) Details of the sharpie MEADOW LARK enlarged from 33′ LOA to 35’9″ LOA, designed by John G. Earle. B) Lines of enlarged MEADOW LARK, designed by John G. Earle. Scale:A) 3″ = 1′ B) no scale. Condition: A) Good. B) Fair, tearing. Material: A&B) Pencil on paper.
Dim-Eng : 13.000in x 24.000in
Credit Line : Gift of Annabel Lesher: In memory of John G Earle John G Earle

Catalog No.: 1994.0027.0058.00
Title: Skiff plan, Chesapeake Bay. Modified sharpie – Li
Artist/Maker: Chapelle, Howard I
Catalog Description: Date Made : Exact 01/01/1943 –
Description : Skiff plan, Chesapeake Bay. Modified sharpie – Lines taken H.I. Chapelle, 1943. 1 sheet, lines, offsets, construction plan, sail plan, notes LOA 19 1.5″ Blueline Print. Condition: poor.

Catalog No.: 2004.0028.0108.00
Title: No 201, 28′ New Sharpie, lines, offsets, sail plan
Artist/Maker: Liener, Josef W
Catalog Description: Date Made : Exact 01/02/1978 –
Description : No 201, 28′ New Sharpie, lines, offsets, sail plan. Pencil on vellum. Condition: fair, a little creasing. Drawn by Joe Liener.
Dim-Eng : 22.563in x 36.313in

Catalog No.: 2004.0028.0109.00
Title: No 202, 28′ Power Sharpie, lines and offsets. Penc
Artist/Maker: Liener, Josef W
Catalog Description: Date Made : 01/03/1978 –
Description : No 202, 28′ Power Sharpie, lines and offsets. Pencil on vellum. Condition: good. Drawn by Joe Liener.
Dim-Eng : 21.875in x 36.250in

Catalog No.: 2004.0028.0110.00
Title: No. 203, 24′ Sharpie Launch, lines and offsets. Pe
Artist/Maker: Liener, Josef W
Catalog Description: Date Made : Exact 01/03/1978 –
Description : No. 203, 24′ Sharpie Launch, lines and offsets. Pencil on vellum. Condition: some damage along top. Drawn by Joe Liener.
Dim-Eng : 21.875in x 36.375in

Catalog No.: 2004.0028.0111.00
Title: No 204, 50′ Sharpie Hull, lines and offsets. Penci
Artist/Maker: Liener, Josef W
Catalog Description: Date Made : Exact 01/06/1978 –
Description : No 204, 50′ Sharpie Hull, lines and offsets. Pencil on vellum. Condition: good. Drawn by Joe Liener.
Dim-Eng : 22.500in x 36.250in

Catalog No.: 2018.0001.0016.00
Title: Lines, unknown skipjack by Owen Davis
Artist/Maker: Davis, S. Owen
Catalog Description: Description : Lines and body plan for unknown skipjack drawn by Owen Davis, n.d. Pencil on paper.
Dim-Eng : 13.500in x 10.000in
Credit Line : Gift of Stan Davis
Subjects : Vessels, Skipjacks Boatbuilding & Repair

Catalog No.: 2018.0001.0017.00
Title: Sail plan for bugeye-rigged sharpie by Davis
Artist/Maker: Davis, S. Owen
Catalog Description: Description : Blueprint of sail plan for 30-foot bugeye-rigged sharpie by Owen Davis. Scale 3/8 inch to 1 foot. Sharpie was designed as a low-cost and easy-to-build yacht, featured in the 1948 issues of Yachting and Rudder magazines
Dim-Eng : 13.500in x 10.000in
Credit Line : Gift of Stan Davis

Catalog No.: 2018.0001.0018.00
Title: Lines, 28 foot bateau
Artist/Maker: Davis, S. Owen
Catalog Description: Date Made : Range, Cir 01/01/1950 – 12/31/1950
Description : Lines for 28-foot beateau with table of offsets, 1/2″ = 1′. Designed by Owen Davis, Kennedy Brown Associates, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Pencil on vellum.
Dim-Eng : 16.500in x 21.500in

Catalog No.: 2018.0001.0019.00
Title: Lines for 28-foot beateau
Artist/Maker: Davis, S. Owen
Catalog Description: Date Made : Range, Cir 01/01/1950 – 12/31/1950
Description : Lines for 28-foot beateau: section plans, sheer plan and half-breadth plan. Pencil on vellum. Designed by Owen Davis.
Dim-Eng : 18.000in x 23.000in

Catalog No.: 2018.0001.0020.00
Title: Lines for 3-sail deadrise beateau
Artist/Maker: Davis, S. Owen
Catalog Description: Date Made : Range, Cir 01/01/1950 – 12/31/1950
Description : Lines for 3-sail deadrise cruising beateau: half breadth, body plan and sheer plan. Ink on coated linen. Designed by Owen Davis.
Dim-Eng : 15.500in x 26.750in

Catalog No.: 2018.0001.0021.00
Title: Lines for 3-sail cruising beateau
Artist/Maker: Davis, S. Owen
Catalog Description: Date Made : Range, Cir 01/01/1950 – 12/31/1950
Description : Lines for 3-sail deadrise cruising beateau: half breadth, body plan and sheer plan. Pencil on vellum. Designed by Owen Davis.
Dim-Eng : 16.675in x 26.250in

Catalog No.: 2018.0001.0022.00
Title: Sail plan for bugeye-rigged sharpie
Artist/Maker: Davis, S. Owen
Catalog Description: Date Made : Range, Cir 01/01/1950 – 12/31/1950
Description : Sail plan for 30 foot, bugeye-rigged sharpie. Designed by S. Owen Davis, Cambridge, Md. Scale 3/8″ = 1′. Blueprint. Sharpie was designed as a low-cost and easy-to-build yacht, featured in the 1948 issues of Yachting and Rudder magazines. See 2018.1.17.
Dim-Eng : 16.250in x 22.250in

Catalog No.: 2018.0001.0023.00
Title: Lines for 30 foot, bugeye-rigged sharpie
Artist/Maker: Davis, S. Owen
Catalog Description: Date Made : Range, Cir 01/01/1948 – 12/31/1948
Description : Lines for 30 foot, bugeye-rigged sharpie: sheer plan, healf breadth and body plan with table of offsets and centerboard plan. Designed by S. Owen Davis. Kennedy Brown Associates, Ft. Lauderdale, Fl. Scale 1/2″ = 1′. Blueprint. Sharpie was designed as a low-cost and easy-to-build yacht, featured in the 1948 issues of Yachting and Rudder magazines. See 2018.1.17.
Dim-Eng : 16.500in x 22.500in

Catalog No.: 2018.0001.0024.00
Title: Lines for 30 foot, bugeye-rigged sharpie: sheer pl
Artist/Maker: Davis, S. Owen
Catalog Description: Date Made : Range, Cir 01/01/1948 – 12/31/1948
Description : Lines for 30 foot, bugeye-rigged sharpie: sheer plan, half breadth and body plan with table of offsets and centerboard plan. Designed by S. Owen Davis, Cambridge, Md. Scale 1/2″ = 1′. Blueprint. Same as 2018.1.23 except table of offsets and centerboard plan are at top, and title block credit is to Davis. Sharpie was designed as a low-cost and easy-to-build yacht, featured in the 1948 issues of Yachting and Rudder magazines. See 2018.1.17.
Dim-Eng : 16.500in x 22.500in

Catalog No.: 2018.0001.0025.01
Title: Keelson construction plan bugeye-rigged sharpie
Artist/Maker: Davis, S. Owen
Catalog Description: Date Made : Range, Cir 01/01/1948 – 12/31/1948
Description : Keelson construction plan for bugeye-rigged sharpie. Designed by S. Owen Davis, Cambridge, Md. Scale 1/2″ = 1′. 2018.1.25a is pencil on vellum. 2018.1.25b is blueprint. Sharpie was designed as a low-cost and easy-to-build yacht, featured in the 1948 issues of Yachting and Rudder magazines. See 2018.1.17.
Dim-Eng : 16.500in x 22.500in

Catalog No.: 8888.0177.0000
Title: Haarstick-North Sails documentation
Artist/Maker:
Catalog Description: 1980s-2000s
Description : Eight boxes containing printed and hand-drawn sail plans, from Haarstick Sailmakers and North Sails, for numerous classes of cruising and racing sailboats. Both Haarstick and North used computer driven equipment to cut the sails and many folders contain the information used to load computers with the data needed to precisely cut the sails for the many types of vessels and various sails required.

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