Brigantine "Maggie Belle" was designed by John H. Zwicker, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia. Built at the Zwicker ShipYard for Abraham Ernest a merchant and Freeman Smeltzer a mariner of Mahone Bay Nova Scotia. The "Maggie Belle" was launched on November 8, 1904.
Columbia is a Gloucester Fishing Schooner. It was built by Arthur Dana Story from the design of Starling Burgess, at Essex, MA, 1923. The Columbia represents the final development of the Gloucester fishing schooner, famous for speed and seaworthiness. It participated a number of international races, including the one against Bluenose in Halifax. In August 1927 when it was hit by the two Gales, the well-known "Graveyard of the Atlantic", Columbia was lost with all hands off Sable Island.
The Benjamin W. Latham is an outstanding example of a turn-of-the-century Grand Banks fisherman. Built in the Tarr & James yard at Essex, MA in 1902 she sailed out of Noank, CT as a mackerel seiner. From 1906 to the end of her career, she operated as a dory trawler out of New York's Fulton Fish Market. She was lost off the coast of San Juan in 1943.
The Alabama, a 90-foot gaff-rigged fore and aft schooner with over 5,000 square feet of sail, was originally designed by Thomas F. McManus and built by the Pensacola Ship Building Company for the Mobile Bar Pilot Association in 1926. Rebuilt completely by the G.S. Maynard Shipyard in Vineyard Haven in 1998 now operates out of Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts.
The E.C. Collier is a Chesapeake Bay skipjack, built in 1910 at Deal Island, Maryland. She is a 52' long two-sail bateau, or "V"-bottomed deadrise type of centerboard sloop. She has a beam of 17.9', a depth of 4.5', and a registered net tonnage of 14 tons. She is one of the 35 surviving traditional Chesapeake Bay skipjacks and a member of the last commercial sailing fleet in the United States. She is located at Tilghman, Talbot County, Maryland.