Skipjack Tour Lends Unique Perspective On Tubman Story

A dozen attendees at the recent Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Conference were able to experience some of the relevant Cambridge historical sites from the water during a trip on the skipjack Nathan of Dorchester.

Hosted by the Choptank Region History Network’s John Creighton, center, and Pat Lewis, the tour took the group on a cruise up Cambridge Creek and a sail on the Choptank River. Creighton and Lewis pointed out sites important to the Tubman story, the Underground Railway and Cambridge history, providing background and perspective into the local heritage.

The Nathan’s volunteer crew enjoyed the opportunity to expand their own knowledge of the area to share with future passengers on the skipjack.

For more information, to charter the boat or to volunteer, contact the Dorchester Skipjack Committee at 410-228-7141 or visit its website,