Eight buyboats, most of them now custom-fitted, sailed to St. Michaels so the public could board and see a piece of Chesapeake Bay history. Most of the boat owners are from Kent and Queen Anne’s counties. Staterooms and full kitchens now occupy space where oysters and crabs used to be stored. Most buyboats have been converted to luxury mini-yachts, but they still hold a unique place in history. There are about 50 buyboats still in existence.