AJ Meerwald was built in 1928 on the Maurice River in Southern New Jersey. Today she is operated on that same river as an educational platform by Bayshore Center at Bivalve, who has retained as much as possible her original configuration as an oyster dragger.
Clark & Eisele was brought in for consultation and to establish a multi-year plan for her maintenance and restoration. In october of 2018, we headed down for a month of work to address some of the more pressing issues, including rebuilding her wheelbox, replacing some problematic planking, replacing a quarter bit and several other items.
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