Book - Working the Water - Jay Fleming
A certain mystique has always surrounded watermen of the Chesapeake Bay, but this book goes far toward dispelling it by taking the reader on a journey with the watermen as they harvest oysters, clams, fish, and crabs. The author spent three years actively documenting the fascinating and rapidly changing way of life of those who make their living from the Bay's resources. Organized chronologically by season, it illustrates a behind-the-scenes view of commercial fisheries not visible to the average seafood consumer. Engaging photographs of the watermen at work highlight this documentary of the harvesters of the Chesapeake Bay.