deadrise workboat

Winnie Estelle

Winnie Estelle

When I visited St. Michael's earlier this year and stopped by the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, one of the historic boats that captured my attention was the Winnie Estelle, a 1920s Chesapeake Bay buy-boat. A buy-boat, as the name implies, is used to buy and sell seafood. These vessels would travel up and down the Chesapeake Bay and buy oysters and others seafood directly from harvesters.

Catch of the Day

Catch of the Day

Living near large bodies of water provides opportunities for many to make a living as commercial fisherman.

Cindy Marie

Cindy Marie

The Cindy Marie, one of the traditional fishing workboats styles seen all over the Chesapeake Bay is also known as a deadrise workboat.