Restoration of the Martha Lewis


Tuesday, March 8, 2022 at 12:30 pm

The Maryland Skipjack is a traditional Chesapeake Bay fishing boat used primarily for oyster dredging. These sailing vessels are renowned for their seaworthiness and quality construction, as well as their straightforward and no-nonsense design.

On Tuesday, March 8, 2022 the Historical Society’s Brown Bag Lunch program will feature Karl H. Fockler, the President of the Chesapeake Heritage Conservancy, as he describes the role of the Skipjack Martha Lewis in Harford’s history and the restoration process that brought her back to her former glory.  The Chesapeake Heritage Conservancy is a steward of the skipjack Martha Lewis and responsible for the restoration project. Join us to learn Martha’s story – her history, restoration and future.

Mr. Fockler is a lifelong resident of Cecil County, having graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in history and government, and subsequently received his juris doctorate from the Widener University School of law. Mr. Fockler is a former Deputy State’s Attorney for Cecil County, and currently has a general law practice and real estate brokerage firm in Elkton, Maryland.  Having overseen the restoration process of the Martha Lewis, he has quite a story to tell.

This is presented as a virtual event and is free to the public. Registration is required.

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