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Kent Narrows in Queen Anne's County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Working the Waters

 
 
Working the Waters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 31, 2015
1. Working the Waters Marker
Inscription. Large scale harvesting of the riches of the Chesapeake Bay did not begin until after the Civil War. By 1900 almost a quarter of all U.S. registered boats were making a profit on the Chesapeake Bay. During the height of the Kent Narrows seafood industry (1946-1983), as many as 100 vessels a day would arrive at the waterfront processing houses. They would offload oysters, crabs, clams and finfish for preparation and shipment to markets throughout the Eastern Seaboard and beyond.

The Chesapeake Bay could not sustain such growth. By the 21st century pollution, disease and overfishing had all but destroyed the Bay’s fisheries. Of the 30 processing houses in the state ten years earlier, only three survived. Two of these survivors are still operating on the Kent Narrows.
 
Erected by Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network.
 
Location. 38° 58.107′ N, 76° 14.588′ W. Marker is in Kent Narrows, Maryland, in Queen Anne's County. Marker is on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Grasonville MD 21638, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Crossing Point (within shouting distance of this marker); Enemy Occupation

Working the Waters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, January 31, 2015
2. Working the Waters Marker
(approx. half a mile away); Maryland's Eastern Shore (approx. half a mile away); Byway Destinations (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Byway Destinations (approx. half a mile away); Chesapeake Country National Scenic Byway (approx. half a mile away); Island in the Marsh: a hummock (approx. 1.6 miles away); Road to Battle (approx. 2.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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