“Sneakbox” at Wikipedia:

Sneakbox collections at the Independence Seaport Museum J. Welles Henderson Archive and Library

John Brady, “Restoring a 15′ Sneakbox,”

F.M. Paulson, “Barnegat Bay Sneakbox,” Field & Stream (October 1971), 143, 148-49.

Mary Stewart Hammond, “Portrait of My Husband Reading Henry James,” Ploughshares (2009),

Robert B. White to editor, Forest and Stream (April 3, 1874),

Boat Model, New Jersey Sneakbox, National Museum of American History,

Nathaniel H. Bishop, Four Months in a Sneak-Box: A Boat Voyage of 2600 Miles Down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, and Along the Gulf of Mexico (Boston: Lee and Shepard Publishers, 1879),

Photographs from F. Slade Dale’s 1925 sneakbox voyage from New York to Florida,

Jim Bolland, “Gunning Sneak to Race Boat: Barnegat Bay Sneak Boxes,”

Regarding F. Slade Dale’s 1925 sneakbox voyage, see

Oral histories compiled by Pinelands Folklife Project (1983-84) including:

  • Discussion of construction, design, and use of Barnegat Bay sneakboxes. (Three minutes)
  • Discussion of restoration and use of a Van Zant sneakbox and use of pondboxes. (Seven minutes)
  • Description of design and use of Barnegat sneakboxes and garveys, and discussion of a local boatbuilder. (Six minutes)
  • Description of garveys and sneakboxes, and discussion of family boatbuilding tradition. (Five minutes)
  • Discussion of sneakbox construction and the difficulty of passing on the tradition. (One minute)
  • Discussion of family boatbuilding tradition, sneakbox construction, and problems with
  • fiberglass sneakboxes. (Three minutes)
  • Description of steps in building a sneakbox and discussion of decline of Jersey white cedar. (One minute)
  • Description of sneakbox-building process with mention of materials and tools. (Four minutes)
  • Discussion of sneakboxes built for sail. (One minute)

For details, see Library of Congress Archive of Folk Culture Finding Aid:

Barnegat Bay and Environs

Town of Barnegat, U.S. Highway 9 at County Road 554, Barnegat, Ocean County, NJ, Historic American Buildings Survey Landscapes Survey (1991),

Maritime Americana

Forest and Stream (Field and Stream) Online:

Maritime Field Documentation

David A. Taylor, Documenting Maritime Folklife: An Introductory Guide (Washington: Library of Congress, 1992),