Skipjack Signs

Erick Sahler Serigraphs Skipjack Signs are full-size replicas of Bay Dredge Licenses issued by the

Department of Chesapeake Bay Affairs to skipjacks harvesting oysters in the late 1960s and early ’70s.

Signs are screen-printed by the artist on 24x24-inch heavy-gauge aluminum and coated with a matte finish.

These are the dredge license numbers of Eastern Shore skipjacks currently working the Chesapeake Bay.

Custom numbers are available by request. Please allow three weeks for delivery.

Ladie Katie

Cambridge, Md.


Deal Island, Md.

Rosie Parks

St. Michaels, Md.


Wenona, Md.

Rebecca T. Ruark

Tilghman Island, Md.

Ida May

Deal Island, Md.

Helen Virginia

Deal Island, Md.

Minnie V

Deal Island, Md.

Fannie L. Daugherty

Deal Island, Md.


In addition to our nine standard dredge license replicas, custom numbered signs are available for $185.

To request a custom numbered dredge license replica, please call 410-845-3774 or email

Carrie Samis photos

Our replica skipjack dredge licenses are the real deal. You can see them proudly mounted on the working skipjacks Kathryn and Minnie V of Deal Island, Md.