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African American Watermen of the Chesapeake

Did you know that the Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States? It is a cornerstone of environmental and economic activity of the more than 18 million people living in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, which stretches from Virginia and West Virginia to as far north as New York…

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Oyster Wars Cannon at the Annapolis Maritime Museum

A relic of the Maryland Oyster Wars, the Oyster Wars Cannon is a true treasure of Maryland’s history. It is a 150-year old cannon that was used by Maryland State officers to fight oyster poaching in Maryland waters in the late 1800s. The actual cannon is now on display at the Annapolis Maritime…

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