At Waterman’s Wharf, a recreated crabber’s shanty, try your hand at several of the seafood harvesting activities of a Chesapeake Bay waterman. You can watch crabs shed, check an eel or crab pot to see if you’ve caught anything, or tong for oysters. Outside the shanty are the watermen’s boats – the Hooper Island draketail Martha, a “Pot Pie” skiff, and Volunteer, a replica Smith Island crab scrape.
Donations to the Annual Fund generously support the maintenance of Waterman’s Wharf, as well as our other exhibition, restoration, and education programs.
See photos of Waterman’s Wharf in this dedicated Flickr album: