Island Lady

Island lady is a 42 foot wooden Chesapeake Bay Deadrise built in 1970 by Francis O'Neal Dean of Wingate, Md in Dorchester county. O'Neal Dean, along with his peer O'Neal Jones, learned the trade from Bronza Parks, also from Wingate (pronounced "wingget"). Island lady was built in the traditional upside down fashion and then turned up and finished . She was built for Captain Warren Sadler of Kent Island and worked as a fishing charter boat for close to thirty years. She is still powered by the original 318 Chrysler and cruises at 8 knots.
Purchased in 2009 from the Sadler family, Island Lady's rebuilding is ongoing. She's out of Tilghman Creek in Claiborne, Md and used for pleasure and charters.