Oysters figure prominently at Maryland Thanksgivings–a demand hundreds of watermen are working hard right now to meet.
It’s a poaching case that could bring prison time. That’s unusual but then the charges are substantial.
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.
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.
Natural Resources Police say a waterman dredging for oysters was knocked overboard by the dredge