These traditional boats tended to the oyster fleets working the beds in the Bay, buying harvested oysters from the oystermen in the afternoon, and running those oysters to faraway markets and rail centers in Norfolk, Crisfield, Baltimore, and Washington DC, and to local shucking houses and canneries around the Bay.

Restored Chesapeake Bay oyster buy boat

These traditional boats tended to the oyster fleets working the beds in the Bay, buying harvested oysters from the oystermen in the afternoon, and running those oysters to faraway markets and rail centers in Norfolk, Crisfield, Baltimore, and Washington DC, and to local shucking houses and canneries around the Bay.

watercraft fishing oystering shellfish harvest market waterman livelihood occupation working Talbot County Maryland

Author(s)Jane Hawkey
Author CompanyIntegration and Application Network
Date Created2014-07-15
AlbumHuman > Recreation
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Required AttributionJane Hawkey, Integration and Application Network (ian.umces.edu/media-library)