Originally built in 1923 in Dorchester, New Jersey, the Ada C. Lore was built to dredge oysters under sail on Delaware Bay. This 118' schooner has been completely restored over the past decade to her original glory. She is planked and framed with white oak.
These boats, once very popular for working in the booming oyster industry in the 19th century, are high maneuverable, shallow-draft vessels designed to work the waters and inlets of the Maryland coast.
The Ada C. Lore is one of only three remaining historic Chesapeake Bay oyster schooners in the United States. One Chesapeake Bay oyster schooner, the Edna E. Lockwood, is a National Historic Monument in the collection of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum.
Ada C. Lore
Length Overall- 118'
Draft- 5'6" Beam- 22'6"
Sail Area- 3,000 square feet