- a ketch-rigged sailing vessel used on Chesapeake Bay.
Origin of bugeye
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From the dugout have come the piragua, Rose's tobacco boat, and the Chesapeake Bay canoe and bugeye as we see them today.
In essence the bugeye was a large canoe, fully decked, with a fixed rig following that of the brogan.
When we came to the surface we noticed a "bugeye" (a small schooner) "hove to" about fifty yards to the leeward.The Submarine in War and Peace
The crew started forward and the Captain held the bugeye to its course to the strange island.The Mermaid of Druid Lake and Other Stories
Charles Weathers Bump