On Friday, February 24th, at Grasonville VFW Post 7464, the Queen Anne’s County Watermen’s Association will present a Watermen’s Story Swap. The program will feature a panel of local watermen telling stories from both the past and present, but will also include a number of exhibits relevant to the local seafood industry, such as vintage photographs and artifacts watermen have found while harvesting the waters of the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. Noted Working the Water photographer and author Jay Fleming will participate in the program, Karen Oertel from Harris Crab House and W.H. Harris Seafood will be celebratingthe 70th Anniversary of the last seafood packing house in Kent Narrows, and I will emcee the event.The event is free and open to the public.
One of the watermen on our panel will be Charles Bryan.
Born on Marshy Creek in Grasonville in 1932, Charles Bryan has been working on the water since he was 11 or…
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