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AJ Meerwald | Bayshore Discovery Project
J Meerwald, Port Norris New Jersey
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The A.J. Meerwald is a restored oyster schooner and is now the state ship of New Jersey. The ship has an oak hull and is powered by sail and has an auxiliary engine. She can carry 44 passengers.

The ship is used for educational purposes with numerous programs for schools and the public. She can also be chartered for company events, birthdays, weddings and other special occasions.

The A.J. Meerwald was built on Delaware Bayshore in South Jersey in 1928 and used in the local oyster fishery. after the collapse of the oyster fishing industry in 1957, she was used as a clam dredge until the 1970's. Today the ship is used for educational programs by the Bayshore Discovery Project. The ship was included in the National Register of historic places in 1995.

Ship Summary
Operator:Bayshore Discovery Project
Built by:Charles H. Stowman & Sons shipyard, Delaware Bayshore, South Jersey
Date Completed:1928
Gross Tonnage:57
Length:26 m
Width:6.7 m