Schooner AJ Meerwald: Restoring a Historic Oyster Schooner

Come learn the history and restoration efforts behind the Schooner AJ Meerwald, a wooden oyster schooner being restored in Lincolnville, ME!

During the talk, hear about the history of the AJ Meerwald with Connie McCart, co-author of The AJ Meerwald and New Jersey’s Oyster Industry, to learn about the Meerwald and Phillips families and find out why the Delaware Bay’s Maurice River Cove was the “Oyster Capital of the World”. View the orientation film “Changing Tides” to see the characters, boats and the oysters that made “more millionaires per square mile” in this small town in Cumberland County, New Jersey. Then, hear from Tim Clark of Clark & Eisele Traditional Boat Building who will share the AJ Meerwald’s restoration progress with tons of fascinating photos in this behind the scenes tour. AJ Meerwald has been under their watchful eyes since 2018. Follow the restoration at

Maine Maritime Museum

Amanda Pleau,

From the Community

Boat Launchings

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The build was started in 2009 by Dr. David Likely of Dorn Ridge N.B.




Ace 14 day sailor designed by Arch Davis. Completed 2024.


2019 Bartender Boat

George Calkins design, owner built from plans and patterns, 20'6" double ended rough water inboar