Shipwrights from Coastal Heritage Alliance hard at work restoring the skipjack Kathryn. Never built to last, wooden skipjacks require regular upkeep to stay above the waterline. Only a few places throughout the Chesapeake still maintain the traditional woodworking and boat building techniques needed to care for these hard working vessels. This boat yard, in Chance, Maryland, is one of a handful where the art of wooden boat building lives on in the calloused hands of a few dedicated shipwrights.