Chesapeake Heritage Conservancy


Chesapeake Heritage Conservancy, Inc is a private, non-profit organization, 501(c)3, established in 1994 with the gift of the Martha Lewis skipjack.


Chesapeake Heritage was established to preserve the Skipjack Martha Lewis using her as an environmental education platform, preserve the cultural tradition of dredging for oysters, educate others as to the preservation of the Chesapeake Bay and tributaries and to expand as needed to accomplish these tasks as well as those that in the future will enhance our mission.

We rely on our programs, donations, City of Havre de Grace and Harford County budget considerations and sponsorships for income to maintain and provide educational services along with the dedication of our staff, board of trustees and volunteers.

Chesapeake Heritage Conservancy, Inc is under the direction of a Board of Trustees along with an Executive Director. The Skipjack Martha Lewis is operated under a professional licensed Captain with a volunteer crew.


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Board Members

  •   Karl Fockler, President

  •   Frazier Walker, Vice-President

  •   Terri Dezell, Secretary

  •   Tom Carroll, Treasurer

  •   Dennis Taylor, Restoration Coordinator

  •   Frazier Walker, Grants Administrator

  •   Brady Stroh, Web and Social Media