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America's Last Commercial Sailing Vessel: The Skipjack

The tri-state area known as the Eastern Shore, that peninsula of Maryland, Delaware, and Virginia bounded by the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, is as unique as any section in the United States. Divided about equally between the agricultural, cattle, poultry, and seafood industries, the region is most noted for the latter. Its oysters, crabs, fish, and clams determine the careers for numerous Eastern Sharemen, as well as a way of life that has made them the independent, resourceful people they are today.

In no other place in this country can one be whisked back into the last century more easily than on Maryland's Eastern Shore, ...

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