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North Beach in Calvert County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Working Watermen

 
 
Working Watermen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
1. Working Watermen Marker
Inscription.  The Chesapeake Bay has a long tradition of providing a livelihood for working watermen. More crabs have been harvested from the Bay than from any other body of water in the world. Innumerable crab pot buoys, each painted a different color and numbered by the crabbers for easy identification, dot the surface of the water. The pots are emptied and baited daily, usually very early in the morning. Looking north and close to the shoreline from this point, you can watch watermen dredge for oysters during the cold winter months.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 38° 42.404′ N, 76° 31.834′ W. Marker is in North Beach, Maryland, in Calvert County. Marker can be reached from Bay Avenue just south of 5th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4135 7th Street, North Beach MD 20714, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. North Beach Pier (a few steps from this marker); Lt Brendan Looney (a few steps from this marker); The Bay Bridge
Working Watermen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, August 30, 2019
2. Working Watermen Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Russell David Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Beach Buccaneers (within shouting distance of this marker); Sharps Island Lighthouse (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Beach & Pier (about 500 feet away); North Beach Boardwalk (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Beach.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 30, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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