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What to Do At Watermen’s Day

27 Jun

9 am-   Gates open

Browse our silent auction and our  booths, come and meet Edgar Hansen and Nick Maver and Liz and Jessica or maybe take a ride on The Mister Jim.

11 pm Crabs Served by our local watermen. and the Boat docking will kick off with the small boat competition.

12pm Live music by Bird Dog and the Road kings.

Directly after the boat docking finishes trophies  will be given to the winners at the band stand. also

The pot pie skiff rowing for the kids and adults. Make sure to stop by out information table and sign up.

4pm the silent auction will close.

This year we will be accepting Credit Cards at our T-shirt booth and silent Auction.

Make Sure to bring a bag of dog or cat food for Talbot County Humane Society!!!

Pricing For 2013 Watermen’s Day Aug 11,2013

18 Apr
Gate prices for watermens day!$25 admissions (adults) – $16 admissions (kids 6-17)$15 admission (adult museum members) – $15 admission (adult licensed watermen )$6 admission (child museum members) -$6 admission (child of licensed watermen)

Tickets include  All you can eat crabs,One free hamburger or Hot Dog (more Can be Purchased),Corn, soda and water.
Beer is extra

Watermen’s Day a success

14 Aug
news_watermans day PHOTO BY ERIN FLUHARTY

Northwestern crew member of Discovery Channels “Deadliest Catch”, Edgar Hansen lifts Pat Touchard, of Greensboro, for a photograph as crew mate Jake Anderson smiles during autographs at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Sunday during Watermen’s Appreciation Day.

 Watermen’s Day a success By ERIN FLUHARTY

ST. MICHAELS — Sunny skies, steamed crabs and featured guests brought an estimated 2,500 people through the gates of the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum Sunday to celebrate Talbot County Watermen’s Association Watermen’s Appreciation Day.

This year’s event featured deck boss Edgar Hansen and deckhand Jake Anderson of the F/V Northwestern, as featured on the Discover Channel’s “Deadliest Catch,” who signed autographs — and at least one dog.

 The line for autographs snaked across the museum campus from the start of the event until it ended. Both of the men’s wives sold T-shirts for the men to sign, and Hansen’s wife, Louise, even offered hellos on some festival-goers’ cell phones to people who couldn’t make the event.

In between autographs, the men met festival-goers and rode with boat captains during the boat-docking contest.

“It was good to be back. There is a lot of support in Talbot County for watermen and it shows by the amount of people here today,” Hansen said.

Anderson, who attended the event for the first time with his wife, Jenna, rode on several boats during the watermen’s docking contest.

“The greatest moment was riding with Bennie during the docking contest and trying to drive his boat,” he said. “I really love community events, and this one was awesome.”

Along with the festivities, Talbot County Watermen’s Association President Bunky Chance gave a presentation, awarding cash prices and trophies to winners of the workboat-docking contest.

Del. Jeannie Haddaway-Riccio, R-37B-Talbot, Del. Jay Jacobs, R-36-Kent, and state Sen. Richard Colburn, R-37-Mid-Shore, presented several citations, including one to Turk Cannon, who at the age of 74 continues to work as a watermen in Talbot County.

“This gentlemen has made quite a foundation for us watermen and set high standards,” Chance said. Chance also asked the audience for applause for Garry Tull and Billy Adams, two watermen who have passed recently.

Chance also recognized Lisa Gowe, event coordinator, for her hard work in organizing the event.

“This day met my expectations,” Gowe said. “This is what I was hoping for — to have beautiful weather and to see the museum filled with guests.”

Bay Hundred Seafood provided 204 bushels of steamed crabs and 40 bushels of steamed corn, and Gay Seafood provided 50 bushels.

The day’s fare also include ice cream from the Scottish Highland Creamery, including a special crab and Old Bay sorbet that’s taste delivered as promised.

Event sponsors included Bridges Automotive and Diesel Repair, PNC Bank, Hertrich Ford & Chevrolet, WINX FM, Kastel Bros. Marine Propulsion Specialists and Tow Jamm Marine.

Proceeds from the event benefit the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum and the Talbot County Watermen’s Association.

Fourth Annual Watermen’s Apprecation Day

11 May

The Talbot County Watermen’s Association presents
Watermen’s Appreciation Day & Crab Feast
Sunday, August 11, 2012
10 am – 5 pm
General admission $25 adult/$16 child (aged 6-17). $15 adult/$6 child for CBMM members, and $15 for licensed Waterman—includes crab feast , soda/water.One Free Hamburger or hot Dog Per ticket.(more can be bought) Kids under six free.

Meet Chesapeake watermen celebrating their heritage. Watch professionals in action at a Boat Docking Contest or take a chance in the silent auction, featuring local artwork. Eat your fill at our crab feast, or enjoy hot dogs and cold beer while listening to live music. This event is sponsored by the Talbot County Watermen’s Association in cooperation with the Museum.

Edgar Hansen and Nick Mavar of the fishing vessel Northwestern—as                                

featured on Discovery Channel’s “Deadliest Catch,” is also coming to the August 11 event. nick560

Also Comming this year is Liz and Jessica  Choate from Swamp People   Liz_and_Jess_Pic_51226912160b4_200x200

Would like to sponsor this event or donate to the silent auction?

Please call

Lisa Gowe for information.


Talbot County Watermen’s Assocation

10 May

Talbot Watermen’s site is under construction.

We will be back soon!

In the mean time make your calendars for Aug 12,2012 for Watermen’s appreciation Day!


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