Celebrate SkipJack launch at lighthouse

Posted on July 11, 2017 by emalone in Active Lifestyles, Art, Baby Boomers, Blog, Community Resources, Entertainment, Environment, Events for Women, History Events, Hobbies, Independent Living, Local Events, Nature, Outdoor Fun, Tourism, Transportation, Volunteering

Join the SkipJack Launch Celebration on July 13, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the St. Augustine Lighthouse Boat Ramp, 442 Ocean Vista Ave.,  St. Augustine.
Visit Website http://www.staugustinelighthouse.org/.

Boat christening is at 5:30 p.m., launch at 6 p.m. at Boat Ramp near Lighthouse Park.
First built and used by commercial shad fishermen on the St. Johns River, the Florida Skipjack dominated the St. Johns shad fishery and became one of the most common type of small sailing craft in Northeast Florida. Volunteer boatbuilders have just completed this project as a working example of the watercraft commonly seen on our local waterways.