December Monthly Meeting

tilghman-crab-pot-christmas-treeThe next meeting for the Talbot Watermen’s Association will be on Sunday December 11th at 7am, at Chesapeake Landing Restaurant. Breakfast will be available and all are invited to attend.

Be sure to check out the annual Crab Pot and Bushel Basket Tree Lighting events, and the Tilghman Boat Parade this weekend (12/3 starting at 5:30) For more info, visit Phillip’s Wharf

September TWA Monthly Meeting

The September meeting for the Talbot Watermen’s Association will be held this coming Sunday, September 11th at 7am. It will be at Chesapeake Landing Restaurant on St. Michaels Road. All are invited to attend, and breakfast will be available. This month’s meeting agenda will include:

  • Sanctuary issues
  • Watermen’s Appreciation Day wrap up
  • Update on Delmarva Fisheries
  • Update on DNR


Thank you everyone for making WAD2016 a HUGE Success!


Thank you to each and every person that attended our 7th Annual Watermen’s Appreciation Day! To all of the volunteers, the sponsors, the donations, the musicians, celebrities and everyone in between!

There were so many fun things during this year’s event – the boat docking contest brought Governor Hogan, Del. Johnny Mautz and Sen. Addie Eckhardt, we also had Josh and Casey from television’s Deadliest Catch bring one of their Alaskan King Crabs, there were kids activities, the Anchor toss, and of course all of the exhibits at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, and the Buy Boats reunion! It was a great, but hot day, and a fun time was had by all!

In case you didn’t know, proceeds from events like this one, go towards a variety of watermen’s related causes and concerns. We always strive to support our own, especially in times of need, and we do all that we can to help continue to preserve and protect our way of life, and working for a living on the Chesapeake. Thank you again for supporting our organization, and supporting Talbot Watermen.


This year’s Watermen’s Appreciation Day t-shirts, and only a partial list of events!

WAD T-Shirt Boat Docking Contest WAD 2016 T-Shirt White Boots and Bushel of CrabsCheck out this year’s t-shirt design from CrabiGras!! These are hot! And they’ll be on sale ONLY at Watermen’s Appreciation Day! Get yours before they sell out! Awesome stuff!

A partial list of all of the things that will be happening this year at Watermen’s Appreciation Day:

10a – Gates & CBMM Exhibits, Kids activites, food, crafts open
Anchor Toss Competition
10a-12p –  Mark Potter of 94.3 WINX-fm Broadcasting LIVE
Pre-ordering for Crabs
11a-3p – Boat Docking Contest
12p-5p – Crabs!! (or until they’re gone)
12p-? Bird Dog & The Road Kings (Live Music from the Bandstand)
3p – Awards
4:30 – Silent Auction ends

Much, much more happening all day! Also our friends Josh & Casey will be joining us, and a couple of their big old Pacific Crabs, steaming them up, and showing us how to pick and eat their crabs!

Also, don’t forget, you can beat waiting in line by getting your tickets online through the CBMM website – follow this link:

Admission to the 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. event includes the boat docking contest, celebrity appearances, Buyboat reunion, and live music at $18 for adults, and $8 for children 6-17, with all children five years of age and under admitted free. CBMM members along with licensed watermen and their immediate families get discounted admission at $10 per adult, and $6 per children ages 6-17. Admission can be purchased online in advance on this page, with tickets also sold at the door the day of the event. Steamed crabs, beer, and additional food and beverages will be available for purchase. Please NO PETS or alcohol to brought to this event.


Buy your tickets online!!

Check out the schedule of events, prices and more info… The countdown is ON!

2016 Watermens Appreciation Day Poster - MWB

2016 Crab Prices are in!!!

Talbot Watermen Association, Inc. is proud to announce that crabs this year will be $25 per dozen!  You can also pre-pay for your crabs from 10am – 12pm on August 14th at either of the two crab tents at CBMM. Crabs will be served beginning at 12pm. We are selling crabs by the dozen to reduce the waste we have experienced in past years.

Also, just announced, Bird Dog & The Road Kings will be our musical guests!

2016 Watermen’s Appreciation Day Sponsors

We want to thank all of those who have generously contributed thus far to our annual Watermen’s Appreciation Day! We still have sponsorships available, and we are looking forward to seeing your name on this list too! Want to contribute? Contact us!

Gold Sponsors

  • Bay Hundred Seafood
  • Chesapeake Landing Restaurant
  • Good Times Catering
  • Higgins Crab House
  • Kelly Distributors
  • Preston Ford

Silver Sponsors

  • Bridges Automotive
  • Chesapeake Bay Outfitters
  • Daffin Marine
  • Deadrise Maritime
  • GLR Home Improvements
  • Kastel Brothers
  • Hopper’s Crab House
  • P&M Hydraulics
  • P.T. Hambleton Seafood
  • Pier Pressure
  • Shore Bancshares
  • West and Callahan

Bronze Sponsors

  • Aqua Pools
  • Bartlett, Griffin & Vermilye, Inc.
  • Bay Pilot Capt. Schulte
  • Baxter Soft Crabs
  • Bramble Auto Body
  • Bridges Land Management
  • Campbell’s Boat Yard
  • Captain’s Ketch
  • Carpenter Street Saloon
  • Composite Yacht
  • Crab Claw Restaurant
  • Duvall Brothers
  • Paul T. Ewing
  • Ferry Point Marina
  • Five Gables Inn & Spa
  • Fluharty Electric
  • Greg Phillips Painting
  • J.G. Homeworks
  • Kleppinger Electric
  • Kool Ice & Seafood
  • Mary Bryan Graphic & Web Design
  • Miles River Marine
  • Miller Auto Body
  • Old Line Fish Co.
  • Phil Wilson Painting
  • Pixel, Print & Post
  • Chris Spurry
  • Schuman’s Cleaning Service
  • Shore Power & Restoration

We have a variety of sponsorship levels available, Gold, Silver and Bronze available. Please contact us if you would to help sponsor this year’s event.