August 20, 2011

Chesapeake Bay and Skipjacks

Chesapeake Bay is certainly one of the most picturesque locations in America. I am quickly coming to the end of James Michener's Chesapeake novel. He labels his chapters voyages. The voyage I am ending now depicts the early, (late 1800's) to the early 1900's commercialism of the bounty of the bay. The craft of choice of the watermen were the skipjacks. When Hazel and I lived in Alexandria we ate occasionally at a restaurant on the Mount Vernon parkway and one of the favorites on their menu for us was Seafood platter Norfolk style, Oh yummy.

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