The "Water Ways: Mid-Atlantic Maritime Communities" site uses information gathered for and during the 2004 Smithsonian Folklife Festival program of the same name. It contains written text explanations, slide shows and other photos, audio and video clips of Festival participants, and links to the web sites of related Mid-Atlantic maritime resources. You find wonderful samples of maritime culture from across the Mid-Atlantic, but don't expect an exhaustive amount of information about endangered fish species, details of how to pick a blue crab, or travel information about all of the communities of the Outer Banks. The main objective of the site is to give an overview of the region, to hear the voices of the people who live there, and learn about the skills of those who live and work on the Mid-Atlantic waters. There are plenty of good sites out there specifically designed for those more interested in science, food, travel and other topics, some of which are linked to our site.