Wednesday, April 29, 2009
The Captain Woods
This is known as a "Buy Boat". In their prime, like the Skip Jack sailing vessels, there were dozens covering the Chesapeake Bay. They anchored out in the bay so that work boats could off load their catch of the day. By doing this out in the bay, it saved the waterman time and fuel from having to go back to harbor to sale their catch. There are less than 10 still functioning today. "What a loss!"