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Steamed Crabs, Bird Dog & the Road Kings at CBMM August 15

With steamed crabs, cold beer, hot dogs and the live music of Bird Dog and the Road Kings, the traditions of the Chesapeake are all part of the inaugural Watermen’s Appreciation Day on Sunday, August 15 from 1 to 5pm at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum (CBMM) in St. Michaels, Maryland.

Sponsored by the Talbot County Watermen’s Association in cooperation with CBMM, Watermen’s Appreciation Day also includes a 3pm boat docking contest and a silent auction, featuring the artwork of Marc Castelli & Louis Feuchter. Participants can attend the crab feast, or enjoy hot dogs & cold beer. With all the Museum’s exhibits open from 10am to 6pm that day, guests can listen to music and a presentation by John Mock prior to the event from noon to 1pm. Live music by Bird Dog & the Road Kings is featured from 1-5pm. Museum members receive free admission. Otherwise, $10 adult admission, $6 for children ages 6-17, and children five and under free for the entire day. Crab feast tickets are $15 each, or $10 with a commercial fishing license shown. For more information, visit cbmm.org or call 410-745-2916.

Waterman Heads to Court

A 43-year-old Rock Hall waterman must appear at Kent County District Court on February 18th and March 18th after being charged with allegedly stealing oysters twice in one week. Authorities say officials suspended the license for William H. Beck, who has many poaching convictions, for the remainder of the season. It is the first time the Department of Natural Resources has enforced that penalty as the department police monitor Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries to discourage oyster violations and use new methods to track commercial activities. Officials say authorities charged Beck with harvesting seven bushels of oysters on December 26th and dredging seven bushels of oysters from a prohibited area January 1st.