August 12, 2013

Chesapeake Bay Oysters…..and Sailing!

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History Monday is always a lot of fun. And this Monday proved to be the same.

New fact: Did you know Chesapeake is Algonquin for “shellfish bay” ?

The winds were very light to start the day off, but picked up a little as the day wore on and we were able to ghost around without to much help from the engine.

We had a couple out on one of our sails today celebrating their 41st wedding anniversary(congratulations!!).

The best part of the day today was our Sunset History cruise.

Sherri Marsh Johns, from Smith Island, came aboard and thoroughly ┬ácaptured everyone’s attention with tales of the Chesapeake Bay and the Oyster Wars that took place here.

Sherri Johns telling of the Oyster Wars in the Chesapeake Bay

Sherri Johns telling of the Oyster Wars in the Chesapeake Bay

Thank you Sherri for the wonderful facts of all that happened during this time in Chesapeake Bay history. It was all very interesting.

Listening in on tales of the oyster wars

Listening in on tales of the oyster wars

And we had a great sunset to boot!!

Sunset over Annapolis

Sunset over Annapolis

I recommend History Monday to all for learning more about the area we live in!! We’ll see you there. Capt. Mickey

Awesome shot of the capitol building

Awesome shot of the capitol building

 

 

 

 

 

Captain Mickey

About Captain Mickey

Working as a Captain on the Schooner Woodwind is awesome. I figured out how to get paid for my favorite hobby(sailing). I started sailing when I was 6 years old right here on the bay. I am a very avid sailboat racer and when not working you can usually find me out racing. I lived/sailed in the Caribbean for 24 yrs. I returned to the Bay area 4 years ago and enjoy every day I am on the water!!
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