Chinese Pirate Poacher Caught 2nd time in week; Crisfield commercial waterman Ryan Brittingham busted for poaching in oyster sanctuary

Chinese Pirate Poacher Caught 2nd time in week; Crisfield commercial waterman Ryan Brittingham busted for poaching in oyster sanctuary – Ryan Christopher Brittingham, 25, of Crisfield, was charged with illegally harvesting wild oysters in an oyster sanctuary after officers conducting surveillance watched four vessels enter the protected area and remove 36 ½ bushels of oysters. The oysters were seized and returned to the sanctuary.

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Our Shore by Fred McCoy

Chapter 8 of The Chesapeake Tales & Scales – Our Shore by Fred McCoy – Join us as we visit the pages of The Chesapeake for action, fun and adventure in The Chesapeake region. Murder, Mayhem and Mystery along with blues, rockfish and Serendipity Seranades to convince fish to jump onto the hook.
From Jack Rue, Fred McCoy and Pepper Langley come great stories about the Twentieth Century in Southern Maryland, from the Potomac to the Patuxent. Learn about the early days of the Patuxent River Naval Air Station and the boomtown of Lexington Park, called the Walled City. From Lou Clements to Steven Gore Uhler, our collection of short stories is sure to keep you entertained. Cap’n Larry Jarboe’s expertise in fish stories knows no equal!

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Chesapeake 1850

Ken Rossignol’s new series is off to a great start with Chesapeake 1850, the tale of Ethan Douglas from his days as a 10 year old cabin boy on his grandfather’s Chesapeake Bay steamship before the Civil War, through his rise to become a wealthy ship owner. The young boy witnesses everything from a hanging to hurricanes, to bloody Oyster Wars, and meets the love of his life and later marries her. The author does an excellent job of bringing history to life in an entertaining and captivating way that keeps you reading from start to finish.” — New York Times best-selling author Nick Russell

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