Watermen And Police Working Hard To Meet Thanksgiving Oyster Demand

Oysters figure prominently at Maryland Thanksgivings–a demand hundreds of watermen are working hard right now to meet.


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4 Watermen Face Federal Charges For Striped Bass Poaching, Witness Intimidation

It’s a poaching case that could bring prison time. That’s unusual but then the charges are substantial.



Man Is Last In State To Make Oyster Tong Shafts

When Wilbur “Turner” Messick Jr. walks into his shop door on Texas Road, he walks into history. He may be the only man in the nation to continue a unique family business begun in 1859.


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Waterman Shocked On Smith Island After Storm

Low-hanging power lines from Hurricane Irene shocked a waterman on Smith Island and forced power to the Chesapeake Bay island to be shut off after the storm.


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Waterman Drowns After Being Knocked Overboard

Natural Resources Police say a waterman dredging for oysters was knocked overboard by the dredge
and drowned.