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Oystering on the Chesapeake

 
 
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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.
 
Location. 38° 47.238′ N, 76° 13.236′ W. Marker is in St. Michaels, Maryland, in Talbot County. Marker is on Burns Street. Touch for map. On the waterfront promenade at the Chesapeake Maritime Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Saint Michaels MD 21663, United States of America.
 
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); Freedom's Figurehead (a few steps from this marker); Navy Point Historic Houses (within shouting distance of this marker); Captain John Smith's Shallop (within shouting distance of this marker); Too Much of a Good Thing (about

Oystering on the Chesapeake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, November 5, 2011
2. Oystering on the Chesapeake Marker
300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rebuilding Rosie Parks (about 300 feet away); Tolchester Bandstand (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Michaels.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
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. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 247 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 29, 2012, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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