Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

St. Michaels in Talbot County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Oystering on the Chesapeake

 
 
Oystering on the Chesapeake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 5, 2011
1. Oystering on the Chesapeake Marker
Inscription.  The Chesapeake Bay is the greatest oyster factory on earth. Along its length, fresh water from the mid Atlantic states combines with salt water from the sea in just the right proportions (and at just the right depths and temperatures) to create the perfect environment for oysters.

The work of harvesting, shucking, packing, shipping, and eating these oysters has shaped this entire region---its communities, its economy, and its environment.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 38° 47.238′ N, 76° 13.236′ W. Marker is in St. Michaels, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker is on Burns Street. On the waterfront promenade at the Chesapeake Maritime Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Michaels MD 21663, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Deflecting the Enemy (here, next to this marker); War in the Chesapeake (here, next to this marker); What's under your feet? (here, next to this marker); Freedom's Figurehead (a few steps from this marker); Navy Point Historic Houses

Oystering on the Chesapeake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 5, 2011
2. Oystering on the Chesapeake Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Lost Overboard (within shouting distance of this marker); A Mighty Pull (within shouting distance of this marker); Skipjack Centerboard (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Michaels.
 
Oystering on the Chesapeake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 5, 2011
3. Oystering on the Chesapeake Marker
Oystering on the Chesapeake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 5, 2011
4. Oystering on the Chesapeake Marker
Oystering on the Chesapeake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 5, 2011
5. Oystering on the Chesapeake Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 29, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 305 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 29, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement
Mar. 8, 2021