Harvesting the Bay

Harvesting the Bay (HM25ZM)

Location: Annapolis, MD 21403 Anne Arundel County
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 58.158', W 76° 28.593'

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Methods of harvesting oysters and crabs on the Chesapeake Bay have changed very little over the years.

The internal combustion engine, invented at the end of the 19th century, eventually displaced sails on workboats. The addition of hydraulic pumps and electric motors to power tongs and winches reduced the watermen's back-breaking labor. All these changes permitted work boats to travel farther and faster and harvest much more efficiently; yet the basic harvesting methods have stayed the same.
HM NumberHM25ZM
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Date Added Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 at 10:05am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 372084 N 4314406
Decimal Degrees38.96930000, -76.47655000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 58.158', W 76° 28.593'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 58' 9.4800000000001" N, 76° 28' 35.58" W
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Area Code(s)410, 443, 703, 240, 301
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 129 Bay Shore Ave, Annapolis MD 21403, US
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