Maryland's Workboats (Then and Now Series)

Maryland's Workboats (Then and Now Series)

by Byshe Hicks


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The Chesapeake Bay has been home to many unique craft designed to work the estuary. Beginning with the Native Americans and continuing to this day, these boats have been used for everything from fishing to transporting people and cargo.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738568225
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 09/07/2009
Series: Then and Now Series
Pages: 95
Sales rank: 1,128,546
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Byshe Hicks spent nearly four years working one of Maryland's last boats to still dredge oysters under sail, the skipjack Martha Lewis. He now operates a harbor tug out of Fell's Point in Baltimore and takes a keen interest in preserving the Bay's maritime history.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Bibliography viii

Introduction ix

1 Oystering 11

2 Crabbing and Other Fisheries 27

3 Workboat Harbors 37

4 Cargo 53

5 Passengers 55

6 Boatyards 75

7 Where Are They Now? 83

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