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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 Recovery Partnership

In the later years of the 1800s, the oyster harvest on the Chesapeake Bay had already made the Bay a famous place—worldwide. Oysters were caught and packed here at a record rate. Hundreds of skipjacks could be seen plying the waters. There were so many watermen catching an abundance of these…

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What's New in the Annapolis Food Scene

For the past few years, it seems as though the Annapolis food scene has been putting out headline after headline around new restaurants opening, updated menus, and renovated dining establishment. This month is certainly no different, with updates to a local favorite dining hub at City Dock, and a…

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Leslie's Happy Hour: Boatyard Bar & Grill

Inside Boatyard Bar & Grill, a large, open space with high ceilings reveals countless signed photographs of fishermen and local memorabilia. Since Boatyard opened in 2001, Owner Dick Frayno has dedicated his efforts to creating a restaurant that exudes the essence of Annapolis' Eastport…

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It's oyster season in Maryland!

October 1 through March 31 oysters “R” in season in Maryland, which means now’s the time to enjoy the state’s freshest oysters. News Radio 1090, WBAL reporter John Patti filed a special feature Time To Belly Up To The Oyster Bar, as he reports on the new oyster aquaculture operations in Maryland and…

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Take a Tour of the Annapolis Maritime Museum

Each month our local history blogger, Kat Spitzer, takes readers on a trip to an exhibit in Anne Arundel County. This month, Kat visited the Annapolis Maritime Museum, where she walks us through Annapolis’s rich maritime heritage, the ecology of the Chesapeake Bay, and the Bay’s all-important oyster…

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Sailor Oyster Bar Opens in Annapolis

Annapolis is quickly becoming a town known for its restaurants as well as the chefs behind the tasty dishes being served. Its latest addition, Sailor Oyster Bay (196 West Street), is no exception. Sticking to the basics, Scott Herbst (also General Manager at Tsunami in Annapolis) hatched a plan to…

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