The A.J. Meerwald, a Delaware Bay oyster schooner launched in 1928, is the State Tall Ship having been so designated by Chapter 168 of the Laws of 2017. The Ship, constructed of oak planks laid over oak frames, is 115 feet long and has a beam height of 22 feet, 3 inches. From its home port in Commercial Township, the A.J. Meerwald is operated by the Delaware Bay Schooner Project as a floating classroom, promoting ecological and historical awareness of the bay and the waters of New Jersey.