A.J. Meerwald - NJ's Official Tall Ship
Historic Gardner's Basin
Atlantic City, NJ
The Schooner A.J. Meerwald is New Jersey’s official Tall Ship. She is a restored oyster dredging schooner, whose home port is in Bivalve, Commercial Township, New Jersey. Launced in 1928, A.J. Meerwald was one of hundreds of schooners built along South Jersey’s Bayshore before the decline of the shipbuilding industry which coincided with the Great Depression.
Today, the A.J. Meerwald is used by the Bayshore Discovery Project for onboard educational programs in the Delaware Bay near Bivalve, and at other ports in the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Delaware region. The A.J. Meerwald was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 7, 1995.
Bring your friends & family for an interactive, exciting experience! Everyone is invited to help the crew raise the 3,500 sq ft. of canvas sail and engage in an education presentation. You will hear about the A.J. Meerwald’s historic role in the oyster industry and connect with the maritime heritage and rich natural resources that surround you.