Working the Waters

Working the Waters (HM1J6M)

Location: Grasonville, MD 21638 Queen Anne's County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 58.107', W 76° 14.588'

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Large scale harvesting of the riches of the Chesapeake Bay did not begin until after the Civil War. By 1900 almost a quarter of all U.S. registered boats were making a profit on the Chesapeake Bay.
During the height of the Kent Narrows seafood industry (1946-1983), as many as 100 vessels a day would arrive at the waterfront processing houses. They would offload oysters, crabs, clams and finfish for preparation and shipment to markets throughout the Eastern Seaboard and beyond.
The Chesapeake Bay could not sustain such growth. By the 21st century pollution, disease and overfishing had all but destroyed the Bay's fisheries. Of the 30 processing houses in the state ten years earlier, only three survived. Two of these survivors are still operating on the Kent Narrows.
HM NumberHM1J6M
Placed ByChesapeake Bay Gateways Network
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Date Added Monday, February 16th, 2015 at 1:01pm PST -08:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 392305 N 4314010
Decimal Degrees38.96845000, -76.24313333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 58.107', W 76° 14.588'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 58' 6.42" N, 76° 14' 35.28" W
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Area Code(s)410
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Cross Island Trail, Grasonville MD 21638, US
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