The F.D. Crockett has not merely been resting at the docks of the Deltaville Maritime Museum these past several years (since the last blog entry). While the museum has been undergoing its own restoration, the F.D. Crockett has been traveling the waters where she once would have worked. Along with the other buyboats in the Chesapeake Bay Buyboat Association, she has voyaged to not only the northern reaches of the Chesapeake Bay, where she would have carried freight to Baltimore, and to the southern rivers where she would have also bought oysters and dredged crabs, but also down the Dismal Swamp Canal to Elizabeth City and Manteo where she would have been laden with watermelon for the return voyage north.
This year we will again travel the length of the Bay, from Cape Charles VA to St. Michaels, MD. We hope you can join us at one of the following ports. In the meantime, visit the Museum/Park for updates on on our past travels. http://www.deltavillemuseum.com/
2016 Chesapeake Bay Buyboat Association Cruise Schedule
Wednesday Aug 3rd Northern boats gather at Tangier, Parks Marina,
Thursday-Sunday Aug. 4-7 Cape Charles Oyster Buy Boat Reunion and Shuck ‘n Suck at The Oyster Farm at Kings Creek. More details at http://www.theoysterfarmatkingscreek.com/
Monday 8th Tangier, Parks Marina
Tuesday-Wednesday 9th 10th Solomon’s Calvert Marine Museum http://www.calvertmarinemuseum.com/
Thursday-Sunday Aug 11-14 St Michaels, MD 12th Annual Chesapeake Bay Buyboat Homecoming and Rendezvous at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. Waterman’s Appreciation Day on Sunday. Details forthcoming. http://www.cbmm.org/
Monday Aug 15 Head home.