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Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Skipjack ROSIE PARKS goes overboard, soaks up
With the official re-launch and re-christening of the skipjack Rosie Parks coming to CBMM in St. Michaels, MD this November 2, 2013, the time has come for the newly-restored 1955 Skipjack to go overboard so that she can swell, or "soak up" as they say in wooden boatbuilding terms. The official launch is at CBMM's OysterFest on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 4pm on the marine railway.