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Watermen Explain Their Catch of the Day

Event Date: 
March 24, 2013 - 1:30pm - 4:30pm

Meet three watermen and –women couples.
    Clammers Sue and Bill Cheatham — with 47 years of combined experience working the Chesapeake — share stories and pictures of their catch and other items they bring up from the deep.
    Kathy and John Galloway describe the adaptations they’ve made to continue the oystering tradition.
    Julia and Rob Howes explain why young people like them still follow the water despite its challenges.
    Talks begin at 1:30pm.
    From 3-4:30pm, meet the presenters for one-on-one conversation, and tour the 19th century home and grounds of museum namesake Captain Salem Avery. Kids get their own catch of the day, trying on watermen’s gear, naming a boat, painting shells, identifying catches, hunting treasure and tasting gummy fish.

free. Captain Avery Museum, 1418 East West Shady Dr., Shady Side: 410-867-4486;